Rio Olympics 2016: Blast heard near cycling road race, no sign of injuries: Witness

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Rio De Janeiro | August 6, 2016 10:31 PM

A loud blast was heard near the finishing line of the men's cycling road race at the Rio Olympics on Saturday but there were no signs of panic or injuries and the race continued, a Reuters witness said.

rio olympics 2016, olympics 2016, rio olympics, olympicsA loud blast was heard near the finishing line of the men’s cycling road race at the Rio Olympics on Saturday but there were no signs of panic or injuries and the race continued, a Reuters witness said. (Reuters)

A loud blast was heard near the finishing line of the men’s cycling road race at the Rio Olympics on Saturday but there were no signs of panic or injuries and the race continued, a Reuters witness said.

Bomb squad agents in protective clothing were operating near the press tribune at the site but the cause of the blast was not immediately clear. In recent days, bomb squad members have detonated a number of unattended bags in controlled explosions in Rio.

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