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Gunman kills 12 children at Rio school

7 April 2011 Last updated at 19:32 BST

A gunman has shot dead at least 12 students at a school in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro before killing himself, police say.

At least 12 others were wounded when the man, identified as a 23-year-old former pupil, entered the school with two revolvers and began shooting.

Paulo Cabral reports from Rio de Janeiro.