Venezuelans in the city of Maracay must sleep on the street, with socialist officials failing to provide shelter after devastating flooding led to hundreds of people losing their homes last week, NTN24 reported Monday.
Distressing photos from the city show people sleeping on mattresses in the middle of the road, the majority of which are engulfed in fifth and dirty water, reportedly waiting for assistance from local officials. The flooding took place after heavy rain caused the Rio Limón to overflow and ravage parts of the city.
“[September 13th] residents of El Limón, Maracay, Aragua state, are forced to sleep on the street after losing their homes due to the rising river,” the Venezuela Observatory of Social Conflict noted on Twitter. “The State is responsible for guaranteeing all the rights of the affected persons. We demand a response from the authorities.”