Two die after mob sets bus ablaze

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Two people have died in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo after the bus in which they were travelling was set alight.

Local reports said a group of people attacked the vehicle with sticks and stones as it arrived at its destination, a park in northern Sao Paulo early, on yesterday morning. They then threw flammable materials into the bus before fleeing. The incident took place amid a wave of violence in the city that has seen a big increase in the number of murders.