Venezuela’s latest nightmare the water turns black as horrified residents wake up to find their taps ‘running with oil’ after a week-long power blackout.
The escalating humanitarian crisis in Venezuela just got much worse when the impoverished nation’s tap water ran black with oil this morning.
Heberlizeth González tweeted: The situation due to lack of water in San Diego is terrible. There are sectors that have been without service for more than 2 months, as well as other areas of Valencia and Los Guayos. This morning the water arrived in San Diego like this. Nothing suitable for consumption.
#13Mar La situación por falta de agua en San Diego es terrible. Hay sectores que llevan más de 2 meses sin el servicio, igual que otras zonas de Valencia y Los Guayos.
— Heberlizeth González (@Heberlizeth) March 13, 2019
Venezuelans have woken up to find their tap water running black in the latest crisis to hit the beleaguered South American nation. Residents in San Diego, Carabobo state, flooded social media with pictures and videos of the black water while complaining it had been contaminated with oil.
The city has suffered with an intermittent water supply for months, made worse by a week-long power blackout that has completely cut it off in some areas, local journalists said. But when the supply returned on Wednesday, residents found they could not drink what was coming out of their taps.
Heberlizeth González, a local journalist, wrote on Twitter: ‘The situation for lack of water in San Diego is terrible. ‘There are sectors that have spent more than 2 months without the service, like other areas of Valencia and Los Coolos. ‘This morning the water came to San Diego was terrible. Nothing suitable for consumption.’ ‘Water contaminated in much of San Diego, looks like oil, thanks for making it easier to exist in this country,’ another irate Twitter user wrote. More
Prayers for the people
— Lady Pamela (@ladypamelas) March 13, 2019
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????????Socialism … Ain’t it GREAT ????????
Everybody gets to share in Venezuela’s oil wealth????
— Al ~ Societal Dreg (@alpipkin) March 14, 2019
Venezuela had clean water and no blackouts when all the utilities were privately owned companies but Socialism fixed all that. Vote in socialism and this is what you get. I can’t wait until we try that here too.
My heart breaks yet again but socialism never ceases to amaze me.
— Michael Welling (@WellingMichael) March 14, 2019
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