Four police officers have died after their helicopter crashed over Rio de Janeiro’s notorious City of God favela.
In video footage of the crash, sustained gunfire can be heard before the helicopter drops from the sky, narrowly missing a main road.
The helicopter was giving support to a police operation against gangs in the favela, according to police.
Police reportedly began a large scale operation on Sunday in western Rio, with arrests and seizures of drugs.
‘Fell in a ditch’
There had been several clashes during Saturday between police and criminal gangs operating in the City of God favela area.
Firefighters removed the bodies of the victims from the wreckage, which could be seen in the footage crumpled and smoking.
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