Scores of Venezuelans collect water from river as power outage crisis continues

A huge blackout in Venezuela has left hundreds without power and many homes without running water.

Footage captured shows people using buckets to collect water from the river Guaire in Caracas on March 11.

Venezuelan officials said the blackouts have eased in some areas but most of the water pumps have been out of service without power.

''Venezuelans who have electricity in their homes do not have water because there is no capacity to pump the liquid to reach different areas of Caracas,'' the filmer explained.

Venezuelan President Maduro blamed the US for the blackout and said that the recovery of the power will come ''little by little''.

Meanwhile, thousands took to the streets in Venezuela to protest against Maduro yesterday (March 12).