"The bridge, which was under construction, is located three km from the Mineirao stadium, scheduled to host a World Cup semifinal next week."
Rio de Janeiro, July 4 - At least two people were killed and several others injured after a bridge collapsed on a busy highway in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil, media reports said.

A car, a truck and a mini-bus were under the bridge when it fell Thursday, Xinhua quoted the Globo news portal as saying in a report.

Media reports said that at least 19 people were hurt in the incident.

The bridge, which was under construction, is located three km from the Mineirao stadium, scheduled to host a World Cup semifinal next week.

There was a big racket and a huge plume of dust, said an eyewitness who saw the incident from a window in his apartment.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002385712
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Americas


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.