Friday, April 21, 2017

The Unrest Continues In Venezuela

Police fire tear gas toward opposition supporters during clashes while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Reuters: Eight electrocuted in Caracas looting amid Venezuela protests: firefighter

Eight people were electrocuted to death during a looting incident in Caracas, a firefighter said on Friday, amid violent protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by opponents accusing him of seeking to create a dictatorship.

The accident occurred when a group of looters broke into a bakery in the working class neighborhood of El Valle, according the firefighter, who asked not be identified. It was not immediately possible to confirm details of the incident with hospital or other officials.

The public prosecutor's office said later on Friday it was investigating 11 deaths in El Valle, adding that "some" victims had died from being electrocuted.

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More News On The Ongoing Unrest In Venezuela

Venezuela clashes claim 21 fatalities, including 8 electrocuted looting a bakery -- FOX News
At least 12 people killed overnight in Venezuela, officials say -- L.A. Times/AP
Protests against Venezuela's Maduro turn deadly in Caracas -- France 24
At Least 12 Die as Rioting Breaks Out in Venezuela -- New York Times
Eleven killed in Venezuela as protests continue -- Al Jazeera
Venezuela: Ten people killed in Caracas looting incident -- BBC
Venezuela's Maduro blames mobile firm over protests -- DW
Defiant woman blocks armored truck during anti-Maduro clashes in Venezuela (PHOTOS, VIDEO) -- RT

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