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INSECURITY

Sixty-five people killed in Venezuela in four days

Over the weekend only, 40 dead bodies were taken to the Caracas morgue

Relatives of the victims call for justice and pray to God (Photo: Enio Perdomo)
DEIVIS RAMÍREZ MIRANDA |  EL UNIVERSAL
Tuesday February 05, 2013  10:46 AM
Sixty-five people were murdered in the first four days of February in Caracas, including 40 people that were killed during the weekend. 

A police officer remarked that February is likely to become a very violent month considering the number of dead bodies (16) taken to the morgue on a daily basis.

In January 2013, the morgue received a total of 419 bodies, 80% of which had gunshot wounds, a source from the Scientific, Criminal and Forensic Investigation Agency (Cicpc) said off the record. 

Meanwhile, the relatives of the victims call for justice and pray to God.

dramirez@eluniversal.com

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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