A baby has been killed and at least 15 people injured after a car ploughed through a busy promenade on Copacabana beach.
The horrifying incident happened at 8.45pm local time (10.45pm GMT) on Rio de Janeiro's Rua Figueredo de Magalhães boardwalk near the iconic beauty spot.
Initial reports claim an eight-month-old baby has been killed and at least 15 people injured, including the baby's mother.
Authorities have confirmed the driver, Antonio de Almeida Anaquim, 41, had an epileptic seizure and lost control of his car. He has been detained by police.
Local media reported that anti-seizure medicine was found in the driver's car and said he is now being tested for alcohol in his blood.
Police have stressed the incident is not being treated as a terror attack, but is instead a 'serious accident'.
According to Globo1, beachgoers who saw the shocking crash beat the driver until they were stopped by police.
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