Indians safe in Rio, says Sushma Swaraj after blast at Olympics site
All Indians are safe in Rio Di Janeiro, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here yesterday in the wake of a blast and multiple shooting incidents in the Brazilian city which is hosting the Olymics.
“Rio Blast - Indian Ambassador Sunil Lal is camping in Rio and in constant touch with me. All are safe,” she tweeted.
Yesterday, Rio Olympics got off to a troubled start as a loud blast erupted near the cycling race's finish line and a bullet ripped through the media tent at the equestrian venue.
Brazilian military carried out a controlled explosion near the Copacabana finish line of Rio Olympics men's road cycling race that stunned the crowd, who feared it to be a terror attack.
A shooting incident near the temporary venue housing media tents which left visible holes in the wall also caused considerable scare among the onlookers.
In yet another shooting incident, a woman was shot and killed by armed assailants near the Olympic Boulevard, making for a troubled start for the world's biggest sporting event in which 118 Indian sportsperson are also participating.