July 7, 2006

Blast on Sao Paulo train hurts 8

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Eight commuters were wounded
on Friday when a bomb exploded on a train in Brazil's Sao Paulo
city, railway officials said.

Authorities had recently reinforced security at train stops
and on trains to bar peddlers, and the Sao Paulo Metropolitan
Train Company said in a statement there were "leads" that the
bomb had been planted by the hawkers.

"The device was in a box of chocolates wrapped in a plastic
bag of the same type that street vendors use for their
products," the company said. The bomb had been planted under a
seat and only caused light injuries.

Police said they had no immediate leads and were
investigating the explosion.