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Violence sparks panic on Rio's streets

Brazilian police have shot dead at least 13 more people in Rio de Janeiro as they try stop a wave of violence by suspected drug traffickers.

Thousands of officers have been sent into Rio's poorest neighbourhoods to tackle gunmen who have been blocking main roads, robbing motorists and burning cars for the last three nights.

People have spoken of their fear of being on the city's streets.

The BBC's Damon Embling reports.

  • 25 Nov 2010
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