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A British oil worker was shot and killed in an attempted carjacking in Rio de Janeiro.

The car of Scotsman Peter Campsie, 48, was attacked by two men as he drove home after a business meeting.

Campsie died at the scene of the attack in the Niteroi municipality.

Campsie was the operations manager for Diamond Offshore Drilling International.

He was shot twice as he tried to flee his attackers in his Lexus.

Campsie had worked in Brazil for 16 years and lived in the city of Macae, just to the north of Rio.

He is survived by his wife and 10-year-old daughter.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: “We were made aware of the death of a British national in Brazil on April 2. We stand ready to provide consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.”