Overpass collapse at World Cup host city leaves at least one dead
Friday, 04 July 2014 - 17:44
At least one person was killed when an overpass bridge under construction collapsed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, one of the host cities for the ongoing World Cup yesterday.
Due to this collapse Two buses were also have been damaged.
The overpass traverses a major thoroughfare and is almost four miles from the 58,170-seat Estadio Mineirao where the World Cup games are being played in Belo Horizonte.
The overpass was supposed to have been completed in time for the World Cup.
Brazil's preparations for the World Cup have been controversial. Some critics say the spending was lavish at the expense of schools, public services and hospitals. Also, many of the country's 12 venues struggled to meet construction schedules in time for the games, and several workers died on World Cup stadium construction sites.