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Rio Olympics 2016: Controlled explosion near cycling track

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 6 Aug 2016 6:41 PM GMT

Rio Olympics 2016: Controlled explosion near cycling track
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Rio De Janeiro: A loud explosion was heard near the men’s cycling race track at the Rio Olympics 2016 event on Saturday. The bomb disposal squad was immediately called who later confirmed that a controlled explosion was carried out.

The cause of concern was an unattended bag which was kept near the finish line of the racing track.

Meanwhile, there were no injuries and the case continued, as per reports.

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In the past few days, bomb squad members have carried various controlled blasts to detonate number of unattended bags in Rio.

What Rio 2016 Spokesperson said?

  • Security forces found a suspicious bag near the cycle track in Copacabana
  • A controlled explosion was carried as precautionary measure
  • Race was not hampered during the Rio Olympics 2016 event

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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