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Video: Youth throws petrol bomb at passing van during Derry violence

The video shows the youth throwing a petrol bomb at a van from point blank range 
Digital Staff

A VIDEO has emerged on social media showing the moment a masked rioter throws a petrol bomb at a passing van in Derry.

The footage was recorded on the Lecky Road in the Bogside during a sixth consecutive night of violence in the city.

Young people in the Bogside threw two explosive devices and a total of 74 petrol bombs in what police described as a "prolonged and sustained attack".

A fire was also lit on a main flyover.

During the disorder, police fired four plastic bullets.

The video shows the youth throwing a petrol bomb at a van from point blank range 

The video shows a masked youth light the petrol bomb before throwing it at the van's windscreen from point blank range.

The device explodes on impact but fails to shatter the windscreen.

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