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Workers threaten to strike at Brazil stadium after death

Workers at a World Cup stadium in the Brazilian city of Manaus are threatening to go on strike after a third worker died during the construction of the venue.

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Brazil union chief demands better stadium safety

Another worker has died at the Manaus stadium in Brazil, the third fatality at the site in a year Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A union leader at the World Cup stadium in Manaus, Brazil has demanded guarantees for worker safety after a third death at the site within a year.

Workers are unlikely to return to the building site on Monday, said union leader Cicero Custodio, who added: "We have to guarantee the workers' rights and their safety."

The local union chief has demanded better safety at the Manau stadium construction site Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Portuguese man, 55, was killed at the stadium while disassembling a crane used for building the stadium's roof, according to AP.

He was the third construction worker to die at the stadium in the last year. Workers have demanded a strike in response to the latest Manau death.

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