Brazil: Four dead after police helicopter 'shot down by gang'
Four police officers have died after their helicopter crashed over Rio de Janeiro's notorious City of God favela.
In dramatic footage of the crash, sustained gunfire can be heard before the helicopter drops from the sky like a stone, narrowly missing a main road.
The helicopter was giving support to a police operation against gangs in the favela, according to police.
There had been several clashes during the day between police and criminal gangs operating in the 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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