Grenade blast kills three, injures 19 in Venezuela

September 22nd, 2008 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS  

Caracas, Sep 22 (IANS) Three people have been killed and at least 19 wounded when a man hurdled a grenade into a crowd before killing himself in a neighbourhood of Venezuelan capital Caracas, the EFE news agency reported Monday.The incident occurred in the 23 de enero locality in western Caracas late Saturday when a man identified as Jeferson Jose Urbano, 23, threw the grenade into the crowd from the eighth floor of a building and then jumped to his death.

According to media reports, the grenade exploded near a group of elderly people who were gathered on the ground floor of the building, killing two of them and wounding 19.

An investigation into the incident has been ordered.

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