World Cup 2014: Three killed in Brazil in crane collapse at stadium to host opener in June

Oct 23, 2013; Rio de Janiero, BRA; A general view of the inside of Maracana Stadium the site for the FIFA 2014 World Cup final and the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as members of the media tour the site during the first world press briefing. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

Brazil is set to host the World Cup this summer. While finishing up a stadium set to host the opener, a crane putting the final truss of the east stand into place collapsed and resulted in reportedly three people losing their lives, though there were reports that it was two.

According to military police, the crane collapsed because the soil underneath it gave way.

“The directors [of the club] profoundly lament the accident that occurred at the Arena,” Corinthians statement on accident at stadium read.

Aside from the tragic loss of life, it is a huge blow to Brazil. FIFA had given a December deadline to complete the stadium.



Topics: 2014 World Cup, Brazil, World Cup

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