Massacre reported in rural area of ​​the state of Bahia, Brazil | News

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In the northeast of Brazil, the police reported the discovery, in two neighboring houses, of nine lifeless bodies; seven of them charred, including those of three children, in a massacre that occurred in Mata de Sao Joao, a rural area on the outskirts of the city of Salvador, belonging to the state of Bahia.


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Although the authorities did not disclose the identities of the victims or the motive for the episode of extreme violence, local media reported that there are suspicions that it is due to a territorial dispute between gangs over the sale of drugs.

As part of the event, a 12-year-old adolescent was rescued alive and is currently being treated at a hospital with half of his body burned. The victim was questioned by the Police, but his version was not released.

In the early hours of this Tuesday, the case evolved when the Civil Police located several suspects in a wooded region nearby, who clashed with the agents.

In the crossfire, two of the alleged criminals died and another was arrested, while a fourth individual is still in search and capture. Thanks to this operation, several pistols, ammunition and drugs were seized.

In 2022, Bahía was, for the fourth year in a row, the state with the most violent deaths in all of Brazil, with more than 6,600 murders; which represents the second highest homicide rate in the South American country (47.1 per 100,000 inhabitants), according to data from the Brazilian Public Safety Forum.

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