Tehran (IP) - The Spokesman of Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs extended condolences of the Islamic Republic to the Venezuelan nation and government over the victims of the recent flood and landslide in the country.

Iran PressIran News: Rescue workers using drones and trained dogs have searched for survivors following a massive landslide in central Venezuela, as the death toll rose to 34 and residents described harrowing tales of escape from the water and mud.

Plight began when torrential rains caused by Hurricane Julia unleashed mudslides and floods that destroyed several mountainside neighborhoods in Las Tejerias.

Several people were killed, scores were lost, and many homes were destroyed. 

On Monday, Venezuelan officials said at least 34 people died in the flooding, and 60 are missing following the worst natural disaster to hit the cash-strapped South American country in recent years.

The Spokesman of Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Kanaani, expressed the Iranian nation and government's condolence to the people and government of Venezuela, especially the family of the victims.


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