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Brazilian authorities are searching for 30 men who are suspected of participating in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro, media reports said on Friday.
The shocking case gained nationwide attention in the South American country after two of the alleged rapists filmed the attack and posted it on social media.
According to reports, the alleged attackers posed next to the victim's genitalia and disseminated the image on Twitter, resulting in over 550 likes and positive responses including smiley faces and thumbs-up.
Reports indicate that the girl went to her boyfriend's home in a poverty-stricken section of Rio, where she was allegedly drugged and knocked unconscious.
According to the BBC, the girl woke up to discover that she had been assaulted.
Video of the attack went viral in Brazil, shocking social media users who alerted authorities. The Twitter accounts of those who posted the video were suspended.
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