Baby killed as car hits crowd in Copacabana beach carnage
Police said the incident was not a terrorist attack, and the driver has been arrested.
A baby has been killed and 17 other people were injured when a motorist drove into a crowded promenade along Copacabana beach in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro’s municipal health department confirmed that a 68-year-old Australian citizen was among those injured in the Thursday night incident and and is breathing with the help of a respirator.
Eight other people remain in hospital, many with broken bones. The state health department confirmed the death of a baby girl.
The famous Brazilian seafront location was crowded on a hot summer night when the car mounted the kerb.
Police have said the incident was not a terrorist attack, and have arrested the driver.
The driver told police he had not been drinking but lost control of his car. He also said that he has epilepsy.