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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 January 2007, 16:34 GMT
Blasts rock Brazil police complex
Sao Paulo police officers sift through the debris
The cause of the blasts is still not clear
Three blasts have torn through a police warehouse used to store weapons in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, killing one officer and hurting three others.

The explosions were followed by a blaze which is said to have completely destroyed the building as well as a number of vehicles used by riot police.

The cause of the blasts is still not clear, and a police investigation is under way.

It is not known how many weapons were stored there.

The state police complex - on one of the country's main highways - is near a juvenile detention centre.

Part of the highway was closed off as firefighters tackled the blaze.

Last week, a series of co-ordinated attacks on police stations and buses in Rio de Janeiro left 19 dead.




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