Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Street View Captures Death on the Streets of Brazil

Google Street View came to Brazil allowing armchair exploration of Brazilian cities.  While Street View users were expecting to finding images of life on the streets of Brazil many were shocked to find images of death instead.

At least two dead bodies, one from a murder, and another from a reported hit-and-run appeared in Street View.  Both have since been removed by Google, but screen caps were grabbed by users of Street View.


This first image depicts Brazil's military police isolating the scene of a murder in the district of Belo Horizonte, in the State of Minas.  You can see the body wrapped in plastic just to the left of the right-most police vehicle.

The second image depicts the victim of an apparent hit-and-run accident near Praça Noronha Santos, in Rio de Janeiro.



  1. Oh man, I was wondering when Brazil would finally get street view..I wonder when they'll hit the city I lived in :)

  2. I liked your perspective in this one... I'm going to have to agree with you

  3. That guy got turned into a pizza, it seems.

  4. Excellent images. I hear driving in places like this is beyond crazy.

  5. Oh woah, that's quite a photo
    Is brazil a dangerous place?

  6. That's pretty brutal. It's a shame that their first visit revealed a rather gruesome side of the culture.


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