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Media bus attacked in Rio, three suffer minor injuries

The bus was on its way back to Barra Olympic park. One of its windows was broken
Rio Media bus attack

In an unfortunate incident, an bus carrying journalists at the Rio Games was attacked on the way back on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro.

The bus was on its way back to Barra Olympic park. One of its windows was broken.

The bus was hit two times after leaving Deodoro, north of Rio, for Barra Olympic park, southwest in the city. Police searched the bus and said it was stones, not bullets, that broke the window, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Rio organising committee has confirmed this accident and a special investigation force, including the federal police, was formed to review it.

Around 12 people were in the bus when this accident occurred. Two of them suffered minor injuries. A journalist from Belarus suffered small cuts on the hand. A volunteer got injured on his arm.

Although police said it was stones that hit the window, passengers on the bus suspected it was small-calibre bullet.

After the incident, all the buses leaving from Deodoro were escorted by the military.

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