Teen Hospitalised After Savage Elbow Attack On Bus

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash


This is the shocking moment a thug repeatedly elbows a teenager in the face on a bus leaving him hospitalised.

The shocking scene was recorded by an alleged accomplice of the thug on the West Line bus in the city of La Plata, in the eastern Argentina province of Buenos Aires.

In the video, a 17-year-old boy can be seen repeatedly ramming his elbow in the face of a 16-year-old sitting next to him on the back of the bus.


The victim’s head crashes against the back of the bus.

Reports state the brutal attack began after the unnamed aggressor asked the victim where he was from.

When the victim said he was from the town of Abasto, the attack began and the aggressor is said to be from Melchor Romero, an area which has a football-related rivalry with Abasto.

The victim’s mother, identified as Mirtha, said her son had been bleeding when he arrived home and said “there were 15 of them in total and as they were getting off the vehicle, my son was beaten in the head. Nobody did anything to stop them, not even the bus driver.”

The mother said the rivalry between the towns comes from football but said her son had nothing to do with the sport. She claimed the gang of thugs who attacked her son often beat people up on nights out and had planned the attack.

He was taken to the Alejandro Korn Hospital to be treated for his injuries but there are no updates on his condition.

It is unclear if a police investigation has been launched into the incident.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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