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São Paulo Carnival Already Has Reveler Electrocuted by Traffic Poll and Deaths From Fighting

02/06/2018 - 11h19

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FABRÍCIO LOBEL
KLEBER NUNES
MARIANA ZYLBERKAN
ROGÉRIO PAGNAN
FROM SÃO PAULO

Engineering student Lucas Antônio Lacerda da Silva, 22, collapsed from an electric shock after leaning against a pedestrian traffic signal poll on the corner of Consolação and Matias Aires streets, in the central region of São Paulo, during a Carnival Block parade on Sunday afternoon (the 4th).

He was taken to Santa Casa hospital but didn't survive.

The poll that electrocuted Lucas had received an installation last Friday (the 2nd) of two security cameras for monitoring the block parades.

The installation was done by GWA Systems, which was subcontracted by Dream Factory, the company that won the public tender under João Doria's (PSDB Party) administration to manage its R$ 20 million (US$ 6.13 million) support fund for street Carnival.

Both of the cameras, however, were installed incorrectly, according to the Mayor's Office.

FIGHT

A fight at a gas station on Rebouças Avenue in the Pinheiros neighborhood (Western Zone) resulted in the shooting death of two young men and a third injured on Saturday night (the 3rd).

The group had left a reveler block and were shot by an employee of the establishment, a Shell gas station, which was verified by images from a security camera. The Police have asked a Judge for a temporary arrest warrant for the suspect, whose identity hasn't been revealed.

He was working as a cashier at the gas station, according to the police. Witnesses said that the fight broke out because part of the group had urinated in the service station's area.

Physical Education teacher Bruno Gomes de Souza, 31, died after being taken to Santa Casa Hospital. Metal worker João Batista Moura da Silva, 30, was taken to the Clínicas Hospital, but died from his injuries on Sunday (the 4th).

Translated by LLOYD HARDER

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