Deadly landslides have swept away homes in Venezuela’s Las Tejerias city, south of the capital Caracas.
The number of people killed has reportedly risen to 36, and 56 others are missing after the torrential rainfall.
About 1,000 emergency personnel are taking part in search and rescue operations.
“We’re trying to save whoever we can and are expressing our condolences to all those who have lost a loved one,” Vice-President Delcy Rodríguez said.
President Nicolás Maduro has declared three days of national mourning.
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