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An officer is pulled under the wheels of the bus as hijackers mercilessly slam into crowds of police. Protesters stole the vehicle and smashed into a group of riot police in San Cristobal. Protestors were angry over price hikes to public transport. AFP

Horrifying moment as two police officers are run over and killed by bus hijackers in Venezuela

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HORRIFYING footage shows the moment two police officers are mowed down and killed by a hijacked bus in Venezuela, The Sun reports. Protesters stole the vehicle and smashed into a group of riot police in San Cristobal. Officers Nicolle Perez, 21, and Otto Marquez, 25, were killed instantly.

 Four other police officers were ‘between life and death’ after being hit, authorities said. A police spokesman tweeted: “Our most sincere condolences to the families of the two police officers that lost their lives in the disturbances.” The protesters had taken to the street earlier today to demonstrate against a hike in public transport prices in the Tachira region.

Masked men seized the bus and targeted a police barricade.  They later abandoned the bus and fled. At least 31 protesters were arrested said Tachira Secretary of Public Security Ramon Cabeza.  Jose Vielma Mora, Tachira Governor, condemned the deaths as a ‘criminal act’ and vowed to catch those responsible.

According to Venezuelan media, several public buses were stolen by masked men from San Cristobal station this morning.

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