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Brazil: Car ramming in Rio de Janiero Jan. 18

Car ramming near Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janiero January 18; avoid the area

19 Jan 12:58 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 1/18/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/18/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Rio de Janeiro

Event

At least 15 people were injured when a car hit multiple pedestrians along a boardwalk near the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janiero’s South Zone on Thursday, January 18. The incident occurred around 20:30 (local time) near the intersection of Rua Figueiredo de Magalhães and Avenida Atlântica. According to initial reports, the driver allegedly suffered a seizure, causing him to lose control; he has been detained by the police. Police are still investigating the incident. Avoid the area.

Advice

Individuals in Rio de Janiero are advised to avoid the vicinity of the accident and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities

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