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Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:07 - Updated Fri, 31 Jul 2020 16:53

Teenagers arrested over poisoning nine people

Huambo - At least two teenagers aged 16 and 17 years old were arrested on Thursday in the municipality of Longonjo, central Huambo, for allegedly poisoning nine citizens, who are hospitalized in the largest hospital unit of that locality.

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The crime of poisoning, according to the report of the National Police Command in Huambo province that reached ANGOP on Friday, took place between July 27 and 30, in a residence built in the Chianga district.

The minors, according to the document, surprised the victims, whose ages range from 20 to 48, with a drink made from supposedly poisonous fruits, during a family gathering.

The document adds that, throughout this period in balance, a 35-year-old citizen, identified only by Hossi, was murdered, with several knife blows, in an abandoned construction site in the outskirts of the city of Huambo, by a supposed friend of 28 years old, already under policy custody.

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