Thursday, October 23, 2014   

(World Cup) Unfinished overpass falls; 2 die
(07-04 11:14)

An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a Brazilian World Cup host city, killing at least one person and trapping a commuter bus, two construction trucks and one car, authorities said.
The incident took place on a main avenue, the expansion of which was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan but, like most urban mobility projects related to the Cup, was not finished on time for the event.
A woman who was driving a commuter bus trapped by the overpass died, said Capt. Federico Pascual of the Belo Horizonte fire department.
The overpass collapsed about 3 miles from the Mineirao soccer stadium, which has hosted several World Cup matches in recent weeks and will see the semifinal match next Tuesday.
Pascual said another 10 people were injured in the collapse, all construction workers working on the project.
The overpass "arched over a really busy thoroughfare,'' Pascual said.
He added that he feared there may be at least one more death, as "we still cannot get a look inside the car'' that was trapped. --AP   
Other Sports breaking news:
(Champions League) Bayern, Chelsea, Shakhtar win by blowout (10-22 13:07)
(Champions League) Bale, Ramos miss trip to Liverpool (10-21 19:51)
(Champions League) Busquets to miss Ajax clash (10-21 19:48)
Final arguments begin for Pistorius sentencing (10-17 17:02)
(NBA) Instant replay rules changed for 2014-15 (10-17 10:59)
(Football) Germany held, Ronaldo rescues Portugal (10-15 12:46)
(Football) Rodriguez goal lifts Colombia over Canada (10-15 11:52)
(NHL) Flames burn Predators in shootout (10-15 11:44)
(NHL) Buffalo beat Carolina to take first season win (10-15 11:43)
(NHL) Flyers extend winless streak on shootout loss to Ducks (10-15 11:41)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.