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Brazilian club Corinthians, who will occupy the Sao Paulo stadium upon completion, issued the following short statement on their website:
The Itaquerao stadium, due to host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, was 94% completed at the time of the accident.
The damage could delay the completion of the stadium, which must meet FIFA's December deadline.
Three people were killed after a construction accident at the Itaquerao Stadium in Brazil, due to host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, the Associated Press reported.
Part of a World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo has collapsed, causing "significant damage," the Associated Press reported.
Television images showed a large metal structure had buckled, destroying part of the stand on the east side of the Itaquerao stadium in Brazil.