The flooding of a river in central Venezuela as a result of heavy rains caused the death of at least four people in a massive landslide, and it is estimated that another fifty individuals are still missing.

According to the authorities in charge of search and rescue, the El Pato River, which is located 67 kilometers southwest of Caracas, overflowed and carried away a number of houses as well as stores and a slaughterhouse.

According to Juan Mario Gualano, Aragua state Red Cross director, at least four persons lost their lives as a result of being caught in landslides.

In a tweet on Sunday, Carlos Perez, the civil protection system deputy minister, said that there were 1000 rescuers searching for casualties and victims in the region.

In the aftermath of the disaster, inhabitants of Las Tejerias could be seen consoling one another with hugs and seeking loved ones who had gone missing.

Following the floods in Venezuela, photographs were taken of a homeowner named Karen Salinas clutching her cat, while another named Jose Medina was spotted crawling out of the window of his home.

According to Sky News, a local resident named Anderson Silva said that a retaining wall collapsed as a result of many days of persistent rainfall.

Mr. Silva and his wife, Isabel Pea, were able to get inside their house in a hurry and retrieve some of their possessions, but they feared that the remainder of the structure might collapse at any moment.

‘I knew something awful had fallen, because it was a first fall, then another second fall. Then (we had to) run out,’ said Ms Peña.

It has been determined by the Meteorology Institute that the storm is now classified as a tropical depression, and there is a good likelihood that it may develop into a hurricane.

The climate phenomenon that takes place in the Pacific Ocean is referred to as “La Nia,” which translates to “the little girl.”

Powerful winds transport warm water to the surface of the ocean all the way from South America to Indonesia. As the warm water goes west, the cold water from the depths comes to the surface along the coast of South America.