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World Cup 2014: Controlled explosion after bomb scare near stadium

A Brazilian bomb squad has carried out a controlled explosion after a suspicious package was found near the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

The Associated Press news agency reports that a bag was left near to a metro station entrance close to the stadium where the World Cup game between Germany and France was underway.

The incident lasted around 20 minutes - and the metro station had re-opened by the time the France - Germany match had finished.

  • 04 Jul 2014
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