6 Venezuela kids drown in stream, 3 adults missing

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Posted: Apr 23, 2011 11:43 PM
6 Venezuela kids drown in stream, 3 adults missing

Venezuelan authorities say a stream suddenly swollen by rain water has swept away a family in the country's west. Six children are known drowned and three adults are missing and feared dead.

Gov. Julio Leon of Venezuela's Yaracuy state says the family was in a section of the stream Saturday away from populated areas that isn't a designated swimming area.

The governor says that while the weather was good at the spot, heavy rains in the area in recent days have made rivers and streams turbulent.