Seven Killed in Religious Procession in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) - Police in Brazil say seven people are dead after a car plowed into pilgrims heading to a religious procession early Monday.

Four other people, including the driver, were injured in the accident in Paulista, a coastal city in northeastern Brazil.

Officials say the driver lost control as more than 20 people walked alongside a road to the annual religious procession for Our Lady of Conception, the patron saint of Brazil.

Large religious processions go to Paulista's statue of the Virgin Mary and a nearby chapel every Dec. 8 -- the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on the Catholic calendar.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 35819639 - wtvy.com/a?a=35819639
Gray Television, Inc.