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Deadly landslides sweep away homes in Venezuela


Deadly landslides have swept away homes in Venezuela's Las Tejerias city, south of the capital Caracas.

At least 22 people have been reported dead, and a further 52 are missing after the torrential rainfall caused by La Niña weather pattern.

Carmen Melendez, a 55-year-old local, told AFP: "The village is lost. Las Tejerias is lost."

Las Tejerias, which is some 67km (42 miles) from Caracas, has been hit the hardest in Venezuela by this year's La Niña weather pattern.


La Niña is a naturally-occurring event, which involves a cooling of the Pacific Ocean and usually brings wetter conditions to Asia, Africa and Latin America.


Read more here: BBC

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