Rio Police Discover 7 Bodies in Water Near Sugarloaf in Urca

The intense gunfire between clashing drug gangs led to the halt of service of cable cars to the Sugarloaf Mountain tourist attraction, leaving at least 100 people stranded.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities found seven bodies located in the hills surrounding Praia Vermelha, in Urca, in the Zona Sul of Rio, believed to be that of drug dealers who died after violent confrontations with military personnel on Friday. The confrontation halted cable cars to one of Rio’s iconic tourist spots, Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain).

According to authorities the seven men died after military police tried to stop a drug war between two rival groups in the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?