Building Collapses In Brazilian City


Salon Staff
January 26, 2012 4:54AM (UTC)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — A multistory building in Rio de Janeiro has collapsed after a possible natural gas explosion.

Television images show rubble strewn across a wide area, covering cars and motorcycles.

There is no official word on deaths, but Globo television cites unidentified Brazilian authorities as saying two bodies have been found so far.

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Witnesses at the scene say that they heard an explosion just before the building collapsed and that there is a strong odor of gas.

Police have cordoned off the area and electricity to the street has been cut off for safety reasons.


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