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Santa Teresa Bonde Accident Kills 5 in Rio: Daily

By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An accident with the bonde (streetcar) that runs from Santa Teresa to Largo da Carioca in downtown Rio de Janeiro took the life of five people, and left 57 passengers injured, after derailing and flipped over Saturday evening.

The driver of the bonde survived the accident, but died in the ambulance. Sixteen victims were taken to various hospitals, of which ten are said to be in critical condition . . .

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