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.