Grenade blast injures 10 at funk dance in Rio de Janeiro slum

Other News Materials 25 August 2008 21:24 (UTC +04:00)

A grenade explosion left 10 people injured at a funk dance in a Rio de Janeiro slum early Monday, the authorities said.

The blast happened as the audience was leaving a club at around 3 am in the favela (slum) of Antares, in the western Rio neighbourhood of Santa Cruz, the dpa reported.

Rio military police said the grenade was launched from a moving vehicle. The motives for the attack and the identity of the perpetrators were not immediately known. Five of the injured were minors.