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17 January 2011

Petrol: Angolan child’s preferred drug

An intoxicated boy shuffles along a teeming street in Luanda casually gulping vapours from a plastic bottle that contains petrol, children's drug of choice in Angola.

An intoxicated boy shuffles along a teeming street in Luanda casually gulping vapours from a plastic bottle that contains petrol, children's drug of choice in Africa's top oil-producing country.

Users are mainly homeless children and delinquents, whose families bore the brunt of Angola's nearly three-decade civil war which ended in 2002.

 
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