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Brazil World Cup 2014: Bridge collapse kills at least two in Belo Horizonte


A bridge has collapsed on a bus in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, reportedly killing at least two people.

The overpass was under construction and fell onto traffic on a busy highway.

The bridge has collapsed on a bus in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte

The bridge has collapsed on a bus in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte

Aerial TV footage showed the front of a yellow bus crushed under part of the bridge. It is not yet clear how many people may be trapped.

The city, located in the south-east of the country, is due to host one of the World Cup semi-final matches next week.

Brazil’s GloboNews 24-hour news channel reports that at least 19 people were injured in the incident.

Emergency services are at the scene.

The scene of the accident is believed to be some 2 miles away from Mineirao Stadium, which has played host to several World Cup matches.

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