Explosion at Portela Samba School: Daily

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police opened up an investigation yesterday into an incident that occurred on Sunday night during a rehearsal for the Portela samba school in Madureira, Zona Norte (North Zone), which killed one person and left a further 41 injured.

Witnesses report that a speeding car came crashing through the barriers hitting a large group of people before driving off. About fifteen minutes later a bomb exploded nearby . . .

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