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Money in bra saves woman’s life 胸罩藏錢救婦人一命

Bra subsidiary products are seen inside a booth at Hong Kong Mode Lingerie on April 7, 2009. This annual lingerie and beachwear trade show was held from April 7-8.
四月七日,香港國際時尚內衣展會場攤位中的胸罩配搭產品。這場年度內衣暨泳裝展於本月七、八日舉行。照片:路透

PHOTO: REUTERS

Money stuffed in a woman’s bra saved her life after she was shot aboard a bus in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, local media reported.

The incident took place in Bahia’s capital, Salvador, where 58-year-old Ivonete Pereira was shot in the chest by one of two attackers who tried to rob the bus.

She was traveling to her summer home in the nearby town of Lauro de Freitas and because of frequent bus attacks in the region, she hid 150 reals (US$69) in 20- and 10-real notes inside the left side of her bra.

When the bus passed through the Boca do Rio neighborhood, the robbers suddenly announced their intention. A shootout followed with a police officer on the scene and a bullet hit Pereira.

Her bra was stuffed with just enough cash to absorb most of the impact, although she still had to be taken to hospital to have the bullet removed.

A retired sergeant was gunned down during the shooting with the assailants, who managed to escape.(AFP)

巴西東北部巴伊亞州當地媒體報導,一名婦人在一輛客運上中槍,結果她塞在胸罩裡的錢救了她一命。

這起事件發生在巴伊亞州首府薩爾瓦多,兩名歹徒搶劫這輛客運時,五十八歲的愛佛娜.皮瑞拉被其中一名歹徒開槍擊中胸部。

當時她正欲前往她位在附近羅瑞德費塔斯鎮的避暑小屋,因為該區常發生客運攻擊事件,所以她將主要是二十里耳和十里耳紙鈔的一百五十里耳(約六十九美元)現金藏在胸罩的左側。

當客運行經波卡多里歐附近時,這兩名搶匪突然大叫搶劫。由於現場有員警,雙方爆發槍戰,皮瑞拉因此被流彈射中。

她胸罩裡塞的紙鈔正好能承受子彈大部分的衝擊,但她仍得送醫取出子彈。

一名退休警官在這場槍戰中喪生,兩名歹徒則逃逸無蹤。(法新社╱翻譯:袁星塵)

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The city of Salvador has a reputation for being one of the happiest places in Brazil, due to its many outdoor parties and carnivals.

薩爾瓦多市因為舉辦許多戶外派對和嘉年華會而被譽為巴西最快樂的地方之一。


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