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DEVELOPING: Desperate Venezuelans Turn to ‘Sewage Pipes’ for Water as Blackout Continues

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.12.19

Desperate Venezuelans turned to “sewage drains” and other drastic measures to obtain water Tuesday as the nation’s blackout continued to cripple the country’s infrastructure and crumbling economy.

“As Venezuela’s five-day power blackout left homes without water, Lilibeth Tejedor found herself looking for it on Monday in the last place she would have imagined – a drain pipe feeding into a river carrying sewage through the capital,” reports Reuters.

“Tejedor, 28, joined dozens of people who had flocked to the Guaire river, which snakes along the bottom of a sharp ravine alongside Caracas’ main highway, to fill up a four-gallon (15 liter) plastic container,” adds the report.

“The ones that are most affected are the children, because how do you tell a child that there’s no water?” said one resident.

Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro has publicly blamed the blackout on US authorities; accusing the Trump administration of launching “electrical warfare” against his regime.

Read the full report at Reuters.