Rescuers struggling to access car trapped under rubble

A car was crushed by an overpass in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte this afternoon.
A car was crushed by an overpass in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte this afternoon. Credit: Reuters

A worker from the Fire Department in Belo Horizonte told Globo News that it is proving difficult for rescue workers to access a car that is trapped underneath an overpass that collapsed in the World Cup host city this afternoon.

“We need to stabilise the area to access the site safely and to study the situation at the bottom [of the rubble]” Lieutenant Colonel Edgard Estevo said.

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At least two killed and 19 injured in Brazil road collapse

An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte killing at least two people and casting a shadow over a tournament that has suffered repeated construction accidents and delays.