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The BBC's Peter Greste in Caracas
"One resident described it as the end of the world"
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Thursday, 23 December, 1999, 23:05 GMT
Venezuela floods: Full coverage

Survivors have been overwhelmed by the scale of the tragedy


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Venezuela disaster 'worst of the century'The Red Cross says the Venezuelan floods may be Latin America's worst natural disaster of the century and fears the final death toll may be 50,000.

  • New powers for Venezuela president
  • World rallies to Venezuela's aid
  • Venezuela ambassador: We can't cope
  • Venezuela pleads for aid
  • UK promises flood aid

    In pictures:

  • Venezuela's flood chaos
  • Desperation after the mudslides



    Picking up the pieces


  • Survivors' stories
    Tens of thousands of people made homeless by the floods converge on the capital with horrific stories of their ordeal.

  • Analysis: Floods a test for Chavez
  • Disaster - but was it natural?
  • Net mobilises to help Venezuela
  • Disease threatens flood survivors
  • Media reports tell of victims' desperation



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    Human factors may have added to the impact of the floods

    Deadly tides
    Mudslides have devastated entire towns


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