Monday, 22 May 2017

Venezuela protests: Man set alight as death toll rises

Warning: This article contains images that readers might find disturbing.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused opposition protesters of setting alight a government supporter in Caracas on the 50th day of protests.
Orlando José Figuera suffered burns to 80% of his body after he was engulfed in flames. Officials said he was also stabbed in Saturday's protests.

Witnesses said the crowd had accused the man of being a thief.

On the same day, an opposition activist was shot dead, bringing the total number killed in recent protests to 48.

The attorney general's office said gunmen allegedly opened fire on the demonstrators in the western city of Valera.
Edy Alejandro Teran Aguilar died from a gunshot wound to the chest, while two others were wounded.

Orlando José Figuera is seen engulfed in flames in Caracas on 20 May 2017

People pour water on to the injured man after the flames were put out

BBC      News.