Rio 2016: Bus carrying journalists attacked on highway


Rio de Janeiro: The incident took place on Tuesday when a bus carrying Rio Olympics journalists came under attack.

The reports suggested that the attack shattered the two windows of the bus. Moreover, attackers had thrown stones and strike the bullets to hit journalist.

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The reports said, “A Belarus journalist suffered a cut hand in the incident, near Rio de Janeiro's notorious City of God favela, Gaston Sainz of the Argentinian daily La Nacion, who was on the bus.”

"We threw ourselves to the floor and two kilometers later the police came and escorted us to the main press centre with the broken windows," Sainz said.

"Two impacts on the right side of the bus shattered two windows. A reporter from Belarus suffered a cut hand. There is confusion as to whether it was bullets or stones," the reporter said.

“There was kind of a popping noise and something hit two windows on the side of the bus and left two hole marks, which looked like bullet holes,” David Davies, a photographer for the British-based news agency Press Association, told the AP.

When the incident happened, Journalists were returning from the Deodoro Olympic district to the main press centre at Barra da Tijuca.

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