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Rio de Janeiro bus hijacked, 3 injured

08-10-2011 14:46 BJT

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Three people have been injured after an unspecified number of heavily armed men hijacked a bus in downtown Rio de Janeiro.

Authorities say, at least 20 passengers were on the bus when it was first taken by men armed with guns and grenades.

The hijackers let 10 of the passengers go and kept the remaining 10 on the bus for more than an hour.

Police confirm that three of the hostages have been seriously injured in the hijacking. One woman was shot in the chest, another person was shot in the neck, and a third passenger's injuries are unclear. All three were taken to hospital where their condition remains serious.

The streets surrounding the hijacked bus were closed off as police responded to the situation and rescued the hostages.

Details on how the hijacking was resolved are unclear, but two suspects have been arrested and authorities are investigating the incident.

Three people have been injured after an unspecified number of heavily armed men hijacked a
bus in downtown Rio de Janeiro.

Three people have been injured after an unspecified number of heavily armed
men hijacked a bus in downtown Rio de Janeiro.

 

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