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Teen girl killed by stray bullet buried in Brazil

Teen girl killed by stray bullet buried in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 500 people have shown up for the funeral of a 13-year-old Brazilian girl who police say was killed by a stray bullet.

Maria Eduarda Alves de Conceicao was buried on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro's Parque Jardim cemetery.

Police say the bullet that killed her Thursday was fired during a shootout between police and suspected drug traffickers in the low-income Acari neighborhood. The girl was at a physical education class inside a nearby school when she was struck.

Relatives, friends, teachers and neighbors wept as they filed past the young teen's white coffin and then accompanied it to the grave site.


Updated : 2021-10-24 20:33 GMT+08:00