over­pass in World Cup plan falls; 2 die

The Covington News - - WORLD -

BELO HOR­I­ZONTE, Brazil (AP) — An over­pass un­der con­struc­tion col­lapsed Thurs­day in this World Cup host city, killing at least two people and trap­ping a com­muter bus, two con­struc­tion trucks and a car in an em­bar­rass­ment for a coun­try that has been bask­ing in praise for what has mostly been a smoothly run­ning soc­cer tour­na­ment.

The city govern­ment re­leased a state­ment late Thurs­day say­ing of­fi­cials had counted two dead and 19 in­jured. There was no word on whether for­eign tourists were among those killed or in­jured.

Au­thor­i­ties didn’t think the ca­su­alty num­bers would rise too sharply — though they said they had not yet reached a small pas­sen­ger car that was flat­tened by the fall­ing over­pass. It was not known if any­one in­side the car es­caped or re­mained in­side.

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