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Aid truck goes up in flames on Colombian-Venezuelan border - TV footage

A truck that was carrying humanitarian aid for Venezuela is seen on fire after clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela's security forces at Francisco de Paula Santander bridge on the border line between Colombia and Venezuela as seen from Cucuta, Colombia, February 23, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

URENA, Venezuela (Reuters) - One truck in a convoy attempting to bring humanitarian aid into Venezuela from Colombia went up in flames on Saturday, sending plumes of dark smoke into the air, footage from a Venezuelan television channel showed.

Crowds started removing boxes of supplies from a second truck, the footage showed, the same day Venezuelan troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro fired tear gas and rubber pellets at opposition supporters seeking to deliver food and medicine.

Reporting by Marco Antonio Bello, Sarah Marsh; editing by Grant McCool