5 killed in Venezuela road accident

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 At least five people were killed and seven others injured on Thursday in a road accident in the northern Venezuelan state of La Guaira, local authorities said.

A truck collided with several vehicles on a main avenue in the city of La Guaira, killing five people.

The accident caused traffic congestion in the area, affecting the Caracas-La Guaira highway, which connects Caracas to its principal port city of La Guaira.

Vice Minister for Risk Management and Civil Protection Carlos Perez Ampueda said that the truck’s brake failed and impacted five vehicles, adding that the injured had been taken to hospital.

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