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What is known about the death of the 23-year-old girl during Taylor Swift’s concert in Rio

Ana Clara Benevides, aged 23, died on Friday night (17), after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest during Taylor Swift’s concert at the Nilton Santos stadium, in Rio de Janeiro.

In conversation with the CNN a cousin of the victim, Jaine Benevides reported that Ana was at the show accompanied by a friend.

“She traveled to Rio especially for Taylor’s show. It was very hot, at the beginning of the show she felt sick and passed out,” she said.

According to the Municipal Health Department (SMS), the young woman was rescued at the aid station inside the stadium and, later, taken to the Salgado Filho Municipal Hospital, where she was admitted at 8:50 pm.

“Resuscitation maneuvers were carried out, but, unfortunately, she did not survive”, informed the Secretariat.

According to the cousin, the family was informed of what happened by the friend who accompanied Ana. Her father and another cousin are on their way to Rio de Janeiro to release the body. There is still no information about the wake.

The Rio Civil Police ordered that the body be sent to the Afrânio Peixoto Legal Medical Institute (IMLAP), in the center of Rio, for forensic examinations to be carried out, in order to clarify the cause of death.

Ana Clara was from the city of Sonora, in the interior of Mato Grosso do Sul, and studied Psychology at the Federal University of Rondonópolis (UFR).

Brazil faces a heat wave this week. The capital of Rio de Janeiro recorded a maximum of 39.1°C on Friday and broke a thermal sensation record with 59.3°C .

Swift even interrupted the show at Engenhão to ask for assistance to a girl who was feeling ill in the audience and asked security guards to distribute water to fans, according to videos circulating on social media.

(Published by Marina Toledo, with information from Bruno Laforé, Carolina Figueiredo, Victor Aguiar and Vital Neto)

Source: CNN Brasil

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