Venezuela's Heroic Firefighters and Volunteers in Amuay
By YVKE Mundial & Minci
Since a gas leak in the Amuay oil refinery in the western state of Falcon caused the deaths of 41 people on Saturday morning, Venezuelan firefighters and volunteers have been mounting a heroic battle to extinguish the fire left by the explosion and to clean up the damage caused to nearby homes.
Below, Venezuelanalysis brings you a selection of images from the emergency response effort.
Battling with the fire... (Minci).
Venezuelan firefighters have been branded "heroes" (YVKEmundial)">.
Cleaning up the streets... (YVKEmundial).
A female firefighter takes off her helmet after the emergency response operation (Minci).
Published on Aug 29th 2012 at 10.22pm