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Overpass in World Cup host city collapses
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/3/2014 7:20:03 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO - An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a Brazilian World Cup host city, killing at least two people, injuring 19 others and trapping a commuter bus, two construction trucks and one car, authorities said. The incident took place on a main avenue, the expansion of which was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan but, like most urban mobility projects related to the Cup, was not finished on time for the event. A woman who was driving a commuter bus trapped by the overpass died, said Capt. Federico Pascual of the Belo Horizonte fire department. The overpass

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 7/3/2014 7:26:57 PM     (No. 9910179)

The Olympics should be exciting.

I´m sure all of the venues will be built to the same strict safety standards...no corruption here.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/3/2014 7:57:52 PM     (No. 9910221)

This just happens to be one of my greatest fears. After living in CA for nearly 30 years I´ve grown to hate being stuck waiting in traffic under an overpass nearly as much as I hate being stuck on a bridge...



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