A total of 120 violent deaths in Caracas in carnival
A man was beaten and set in fire at his store
One of the victims was identified as Juan Basilio López (45), who died on Tuesday after he was heavily beaten and set in fire. His relatives informed that the man resisted robbery at his store and was heavily beaten.
Relatives of the victims appeared at the National Coordination of Forensic Sciences in Caracas to withdraw the bodies.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.