The body of Venezuela's late president Hugo Chavez will be embalmed and laid to rest at a military museum in the capital Caracas.
Acting President Nicolas Maduro said Chavez would lie in state for a further seven days so Venezuelans waiting in long lines to view him would be able to do so.
Maduro added that his body would later to moved from the military museum to his final burial site. It was not immediately clear where that would be.
Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro has declared seven more days of mourning for Hugo Chavez, Reuters reports.
Dozens of people were injured in a crush today as hundreds of thousands of people queued to see the mortal remains of Hugo Chavez.
A continuous stream of mourners filed past the leader's open casket in the Military Academy in Venezuela's capital Caracas.
Outside the Academy, riot police struggled to maintain order and were seen carrying away several people injured in the crush.
Barriers failed to hold back the surge of people, some of whom had waited for more than 18 hours to bid their leader farewell.
Supporters the late Venezuelan President have been paying their respects as the body of Hugo Chavez is lying in state at the military academy in Caracas.
The head of Venezuela's presidential guard says a heart attack killed a suffering Hugo Chavez, the Associated Press reports.
General Jose Ornella also said Chavez mouthed his desire to live during his final moments:
He couldn't speak, but he said it with his lips ... 'I don't want to die. Please don't let me die,' because he loved his country, he sacrificed himself for his country.
Venezuelan authorities have not said what kind of cancer Chavez had or specified exactly where tumors were removed.
Thousands flocked to the streets of Caracas to see the coffin of Chavez travel through the city to lie in state until Friday's funeral.Read the full story ›
There was near-hysteria on the streets in Venezuela today following the death of President Hugo Chavez, whose passing has created a power vacuum in the country.
International Editor Billy Neely reports:
Tens of thousands of mourners have packed the streets of Venezuela's capital to see the coffin of President Hugo Chavez being paraded through the city.
'Comandante' Chavez dominated politics in Venezuela for longer than any other democratically-elected leader in the Americas, and many loved him for it.
ITV News International Editor Bill Neely reports on the extraordinary scenes from Caracas:
Bolivia's President Evo Morales accompanied Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro and crowds of mourners to follow Hugo Chavez's casket through the streets of Caracas.
Morales was one of Chavez's closest allies and the two socialist leaders shared many political aims.