How the Drone Attack on Maduro Unfolded in Venezuela | NYT – Visual Investigations
on August 4th Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro was apparently the target of an assassination attempt was giving a speech in front of troops then something exploded in midair probably less than the length of a football field away from the president a second explosion happened 14 seconds later 2 blocks away the day ended in Mayhem Mass confusion and it’s still unclear who launched the attack but by reconstructing the event we can get a clear look at how it unfolded take formation on historic Avenida Bolivar in Caracas Maduro is hosting a ceremony honoring the National Guard it’s a demonstration of drink for his dictatorship broadcast live on state TV about an hour into the event material and others nervously noticed something above them two minutes later something suddenly interrupts him the state broadcast cuts to a soldier captured by a different camera guards running to protect around this area cell phone video capture the Drone exploding in mid-air about the military parade and within Maduro siteline two blocks away another drone is Fein it flies into an apartment building and crashes seconds after the first explosion the sound can be heard at the ceremony grounds and it sends the crowd lie you can see a hole on the wall where the Drone exploded we analyze the images of both drought they are DJI m600 commercial drugs each cost about $5,000 they can carry up to 13 lb in a 3-mile radius here we see a likely camera and explosives attached according to the Venezuelan authorities the drones carried C4 plastic explosives only used by military and law enforcement they are moldable and usually triggered remotely at the parade in the aftermath of the incident authorities arrested 6 people and started to crack down proposition lawmakersIt started with a nervous look to the sky. Two minutes later, two drones exploded. We analyzed videos and photos to show how a speech by President Nicolás Maduro ended in an apparent assassination attempt.
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