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Several dead in Brazilian school shooting

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At least eleven people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a school in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

He shot dead 10 pupils and injured more than 20 people before taking his own life.

Police named the attacker as 24-year-old Wellington Menezes Oliveira.

Oliveria is believed to be a former student of the Tasso da Silveira school in west Rio.

Around 100 staff and pupils later gathered outside the school gates as medics carried the wounded to waiting ambulances.