At least five people have been killed and dozens injured after a tram derailed in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.
At least five people died after a streetcar popular with tourists derailed in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, Brazilian officials said.
More than 30 others were injured.
A fire department official said three people died at the scene and two died at a hospital.
It was not known if any foreigners were among the dead or injured.
Rio de Janeiro state transportation secretary, Julio Lopes, visited the scene of the crash and the said the streetcar system would most likely stop running until an investigation could be carried to find out why the streetcar came off its tracks in the bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Teresa.
The President of Santa Teresa Residents Association, Elzbieta Mitkiewicz, complained that the street cars have been neglected for some time and are in a terrible condition.
In June, a French tourist plunged 50 feet to his death while riding the streetcar as it rumbled over the top of an aqueduct.