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Multiple Injuries As Car Ploughs Through Tourists In Brazil

There are reports of multiple people being injured after a car has ploughed into pedestrians on a packed promenade near the famous Copacabana Beach in Brazil.

The shocking incident occurred at 8.45pm Rio de Janeiro local time, while the area was packed with tourists.

Early reports say an eight-month-old baby has been killed and at least 15 people injured.

Local media are reporting the driver may have suffered an epileptic fit after drugs to treat the condition were allegedly found in the vehicle.

The driver was held at the scene and is has been taken to hospital.

Pictures and mobile phone footage posted on social media show several people lying on the ground injured.

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