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Brazil Overpass Collapse Kills at Least 2 in World Cup City

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Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte July 3, 2014.

By    |   Thursday, 03 Jul 2014 07:34 PM

The collapse of an under-construction overpass in Brazil on Thursday killed at least two people and injured 22 more in Belo Horizonte, where five World Cup matches have been played since June 14.

The overpass, which was supposed to have been completed in time for the world soccer tournament to begin, traverses a major thoroughfare and is just a few miles from the stadium where the World Cup games are being played.

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Officials are unsure what caused the collapse but investigators are at the site.

A commuter bus, two construction trucks, and a car were trapped by the collapse. One of the people who died was the driver of the bus, The Associated Press reported. Rescuers had not yet been able to reach the car.

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The collapse of an under-construction overpass in Brazil on Thursday killed at least two people and injured 22 more in Belo Horizonte, where five World Cup matches have been played since June 14.
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