By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a housing complex in the Fazenda Botafogo area in Zona Norte (North Zone) a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, an explosion killed five people and left thirteen injured. The injured were taken to three hospitals: Getúlio Vargas in Penha; Carlos Chagas, in Marechal Hermes, and Albert Schweitzer in Realengo.
According to government sources, the accident was caused by a leak in the Companhia Distribuidora de Gás do Rio de Janeiro (CEG) gas pipe, the supplier of gas access in Rio.
The gas accumulated in the basement, and the . . .