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Sunday 24 February 2019 - 07:14

Trucks loaded with aid set on fire at Venezuela-Colombia border

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Demonstrators throw stones after a truck with humanitarian aid was set on fire at the Francisco de Paula Santander international bridge Bridge linking Cucuta, Colombia, and Urena, Venezuela, during an attempt to cross over the border into Venezuela, on February 23, 2019. (AFP)
Demonstrators throw stones after a truck with humanitarian aid was set on fire at the Francisco de Paula Santander international bridge Bridge linking Cucuta, Colombia, and Urena, Venezuela, during an attempt to cross over the border into Venezuela, on February 23, 2019. (AFP)

The Venezuelan military had earlier used tear gas against volunteers unloading aid on the Francisco de Paula bridge.

Venezuela's embattled Maduro denies any crisis in his country and has refused to allow international aid despite often-empty supermarket shelves, long lines for government-subsidized food and hospitals lacking in basic supplies and medicines.
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