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Nine killed in Brazil party stampede

Nine killed in Brazil party stampede

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Dec 2019 1:01 PM GMT

At least nine people were killed and seven others injured during a stampede at a party in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, authorities said. The incident occurred in Paraisopolis on Sunday at the “funk dance” party where some 5,000 people were enjoying themselves when police entered the area searching for two suspects who had mixed in the crowd after firing on police who had been chasing them, Efe news reported. The police were received by the crowd with hurled bottles and stones and responded by deploying tear gas and firing rubber bullets to protect themselves, a situation that quickly got out of hand and resulted in nine people being trampled. (IANS)

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