Bridge collapses in World Cup host city kills two, injures several

By Michelle Kapusta,

At least two people are dead and more than a dozen were injured after a bridge collapsed in a Brazilian city set to host the semi-final World Cup game.

According to CCTV, on Thursday, an overpass collapsed on a bus in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte.

A short online video shot from afar showed the bridge collapsing as traffic was traveling underneath. The bus and other vehicles became stuck beneath the fallen structure.

Capt. Federico Pascual of the Belo Horizonte fire department said that one of the deceased was a woman who was driving the commuter bus. Several passengers were injured as well.

Authorities are still gathering information on the severity of the injured and there is no word yet on if other people are trapped and what their condition may be.

Officials are continuing to investigate the incident.

The site of the accident is about 2 miles from Mineirao stadium, which has hosted five games for the World Cup already and is set to host another match on Tuesday.



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