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Venezuela leader ‘survives drone attack’

Venezuela leader ‘survives drone attack’

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Maduro (2nd left) was speaking during an outdoor military event in Caracas Venezuelan officials say explosive drones went off as President Nicolás Maduro was giving a live televised speech in Caracas, but he is unharmed.Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said this was an attempt on Mr Maduro’s life, and seven…


Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (2nd left) during an outdoor event in Caracas. Photo: 4 August 2018Image copyright EPA
Image caption President Maduro (2nd left) was speaking during an outdoor military event in Caracas

Venezuelan officials say explosive drones went off as President Nicolás Maduro was giving a live televised speech in Caracas, but he is unharmed.

Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said this was an attempt on Mr Maduro’s life, and seven soldiers were injured.

Mr Maduro was seen speaking at an outdoor military event when he and others suddenly looked upwards – startled. The audio then went.

Dozens of soldiers were seen running away before the broadcast was cut off.

Venezuela’s NTN24 TV channel later posted footage which showed the moment Mr Marudo’s speech was cut short and the ensuing chaos.

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