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.)


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 35819639 - wtvy.com/a?a=35819639
Gray Television, Inc.