Argentina - 5 dead, 13 injured in Rio bus torching, 29 Nov 2005

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    Teen girl took part in bus attack

    A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD girl has confessed to taking part in a brutal attack by a drug gang on a Rio de Janeiro bus in which five passengers were burned to death, police said today.

    The bus torching last Wednesday shocked Rio residents, who are generally hardened to the violence that makes the city one the most dangerous in the world.

    A woman and her one-year-old daughter were among those killed, and 13 people were injured, several seriously.

    One day after the attack, four men said to have taken part in it were found murdered vigilante-style. Police said the girl, whose name was not made public, was an illiterate orphan who worked for a drug-dealing gang in the Morro da Fe shantytown run by a gangster called Lorde.

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