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Reporter attacked by crowds in Venezuela

Report by Sophie Foster, Video by Katie Lamborn

Journalists working for Colombian television have been attacked by crowds in Caracas, Venezuela, as they covered the death of President Hugo Chavez.

Reporter Carmen Andrea Rengifo and her cameraman, Samuel Sotomayor, were attacked outside a military hospital in the capital by a crowd of Chavez supporters, who thought they worked for one of the country's opposition TV channels.

Dramatic images filmed by Sotomayor at the scene of the attack showed the pair being beaten and chased by the crowd, before managing to escape on a motorcycle.

Rengifo was injured in the attack, with the video showing blood streaming down her head as she tries to flee from the crowd.

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