Brazilian Police accidentally shoot dead Spanish tourist

AFP
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Published: Oct 23, 2017, 02:44 PM(IST)

Officers who did not know there was a tourist aboard opened fire. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph:( Others )

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A car 'broke through a police blockade' in the Rocinha favela, police said in a statement

Police in Rio de Janeiro said Monday they accidentally shot dead a Spanish tourist who was visiting a violent favela slum where earlier two officers had been wounded.

A car "broke through a police blockade" in the Rocinha favela, police said in a statement, and officers who did not know there was a tourist aboard opened fire.


 

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