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Two Killed, 22 Injured As Highway Overpass Collapses In Brazil

A roadway collapsed Thursday in Belo Horizonte, one of the cities hosting World Cup matches.

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A highway overpass in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil collapsed Thursday, killing two and injuring 22 people, according to the Associated Press.

Accident in Belo Horizonte a few minutes ago

Lucas Sposito@harris__

Accident in Belo Horizonte a few minutes ago

2:41 PM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This video shows the moment the overpass collapsed in Belo Horizonte. The roadway was constructed as part of a World Cup infrastructure project, AP reports.

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Belo Horizonte, located in the southeastern part of Brazil, is the sixth biggest city geographically and third biggest population-wise, behind Rio and Sao Paulo. It's one of 12 cities in Brazil currently hosting the 2014 World Cup.

The sixth and final World Cup match scheduled Mineirão stadium in Belo Horizonte is scheduled for July 8 (semi-finals).

ANTICIPO: Se derrumbó una autopista en Belo Horizonte (Foto v໚ @iranbarbosa)

TodaPasion@TodaPasion

ANTICIPO: Se derrumbó una autopista en Belo Horizonte (Foto v໚ @iranbarbosa)

2:37 PM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tragedia en Belo Horizonte por el derrumbe de una autopista: al menos dos muertos http://t.co/760KBaOncI

Agustín Tonet@AgusTonet

Tragedia en Belo Horizonte por el derrumbe de una autopista: al menos dos muertos http://t.co/760KBaOncI

3:09 PM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Awful scenes... Overpass in Brazil collapses on bus and a truck in World Cup host city Belo Horizonte. #WC2014

MUnitedGirl@MUnitedGirl

Awful scenes... Overpass in Brazil collapses on bus and a truck in World Cup host city Belo Horizonte. #WC2014

3:09 PM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Two pics via @G1 and @VEJA on Belo Horizonte overpass collapse in Brazil

Mark Frankel@markfrankel29

Two pics via @G1 and @VEJA on Belo Horizonte overpass collapse in Brazil

3:07 PM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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