Rio Olympics 2016: Mutilated body parts wash up next to volleyball venue on Copacabana beach

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Parts of a mutilated body have washed up on a beach in Rio de Janeiro where beach volleyball teams will be competing within weeks at the Olympics.

Police said a foot and other parts had been found on the famous sands of Copacabana beach on Wednesday, being cordoned off by officers and covered in black tarpaulin next metres from a new stadium for August’s events.

The gruesome discovery came after more than a week of deadly gun battles in the city’s slums amid attempts to capture a Brazilian drug trafficker who escaped a hospital recommended to tourists.

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