Large explosion in downtown Rio de Janeiro leaves dead and injured

Posted on October 13, 2011 • Filed under: Brazil, TRAVEL

Gas Leak Suspected: At least three men were killed Thursday and another 13 people were injured, three of them in serious condition due to an explosion in the center of Rio de Janeiro that caused serious damage to a building and other structures affected. The dead were employees of Philae Carioca restaurant opposite the busy Praça Tiradentes, where apparently there was a gas leak which caused the explosion in the early hours of the morning. Read Article

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