Friday, 29 November 2013
Collapse at 2014 World Cup Stadium Kills Two Workers
The final section of the Sao Paulo stadium that is scheduled to host the 2014 World Cup's opening match collapsed as the result of a crane accident Wednesday, reportedly killing two people. According to one worker at the venue, it could have been much worse if it hadn't happened at lunchtime.
The 70,000-seat venue, which wasn't completed in time to be used for last summer's Confederations Cup, was nearly finished and on schedule to meet FIFA's end-of-year deadline for all 12 World Cup grounds.
Television images showed a huge metal structure buckled atop the stadium, destroying part of the stands in the east side of the venue. A LED panel installed outside the venue also was hit.
Firefighter official Mauro Lopes said in a radio interview that at least three people died in the accident, which apparently happened when a crane collapsed on top of the metal structure. The crane was installing what was the last part of the structure.
Culled from DIRTY TACKLE
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By SAMOD BIOBAKU