Rio 2016 Media Bus Attacked On Day Four Of Olympic Games

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Rio 2016 Media Bus Attacked On Day Four Of Olympic Games

Post by Didge on Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:11 am

A bus carrying journalists at the Olympic games was left with smashed windows after it was attacked on the streets of Rio, just days after a stray bullet tore through a media tentThree people are believed to have suffered minor injuries after the bus was hit by projectiles.
Officials are yet to confirm what struck the bus, with reports at first suggesting it had been fired on. Other reports claimed stones had been thrown.

Shannon Stapleton / Reuters
A smashed window on the media bus 

Pictures of the bus, which was carrying about a dozen members of the media at the time, show shards of glass covering seats and window panes which were completely cracked.The bus was travelling between Rio’s Deodoro zone, which is hosting events including hockey and rugby, and the media transport mall in the Olympic Park at around 7.30pm local time (11.30pm BST) on Tuesday when the incident happened.

A Press Association photographer on board at the time of the incident said: “We were travelling from the hockey venue to the Main Press Centre. I was sitting at the back. There was a popping, cracking noise.

“The bus didn’t come to a stop but paused. Everyone was on the floor so I got on the floor as well.

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