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Brazil: Rio de Janeiro transport hit by bus drivers' strike

May 14, 2014 - 6:00am


Bus drivers have started a 48-hour strike in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, affecting hundreds of thousands of people and increasing concerns ahead of the upcoming soccer World Cup, reports the Associated Press.

The strike follows another 24-hour strike a few days back.

The drivers are seeking higher pay.

The strikers damaged more than 70 buses, a trade association said.

It added that around 84% of the city's buses were unable to ply because of the strike, the Associated Press reported.

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