World Cup Stadium Collapses In Brazil, Killing At Least 2 People

UPDATE: Two confirmed dead, more believed trapped in a horrific crane collapse at the World Cup stadium in São Paulo, Brazil. Developing…

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A horrific accident occurred Wednesday afternoon at the Corinthians stadium in São Paulo, Brazil, as a support crane fell and took out a section of bleachers. Two people are confirmed dead, stadium president Andres Sanchez said Wednesday at a news conference. Rescue crews believe more are trapped in the wreckage.

Local media reports that a third person was pulled from the rubble and is hospitalized in serious condition. A fire department official has said earlier that three people had died.

Corinthians stadium was slated to be turned over to FIFA next month, fully completed. The stadium was also set to host the opening game for the 2014 World Cup next summer.

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Three confirmed dead after crane collapses into World Cup stadium in São Paulo. Awful scenes.

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That used to be a LED panel

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Sao Paulo: Man wrapped with a Corinthians flag at the World Cup stadium where an accident killed 2. Photo: Folhapress

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Sao Paulo: Man wrapped with a Corinthians flag at the World Cup stadium where an accident killed 2. Photo: Folhapress

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