Venezuela crisis: Four killed in anti-govt protests; 15-year-old boy among victims

Venezuela's chief prosecutor says a 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man are the latest victims killed during anti-government demonstrations, bringing the number killed during a 24-hour nationwide strike to four

AP July 21, 2017 22:40:22 IST
Venezuela crisis: Four killed in anti-govt protests; 15-year-old boy among victims

Caracas: Venezuela's chief prosecutor says a 15-year-old boy and a 34-year-old man are the latest victims killed during anti-government demonstrations, bringing the number killed during a 24-hour nationwide strike to four.

Venezuela crisis Four killed in antigovt protests 15yearold boy among victims

A truck burns in the background as a masked protester eyes a security forces cordon during protests in Venezuela. AP

Authorities say the teenager was killed during a protest Thursday in Zulia while Eury Hurtado was shot four times at a demonstration in Los Teques, a hotspot for opposition protests about 20 miles (30 kilometers) outside Caracas.

The teen's name and cause of death were not released.

Authorities had previously announced the deaths of two other men during the strike.

At least 97 have been killed in more than three months of political upheaval jolting the South American nation. Venezuela is plagued by triple-digit inflation, food and medical shortages and a homicide rate among the highest in the world.

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