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Two dead in stadium collapse

Two people have confirmed to have been killed at the stadium that will host the opening match of next year's World Cup in Brazil. It appears a crane collapsed onto the stadium, causing significant damage.

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Sao Paulo stadium due to host World Cup opener

The Itaquerao Stadium seen during an earlier phase of its construction in May this year. Credit: Reuters

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.

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