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Overpass collapses in World Cup host city, at least two dead

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At least two people are dead and another 10 injured after an overpass in Brazilian World Cup host city Belo Horizonte collapsed, reports Reuters

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Television images showed part of a passenger bus crushed under the overpass and news website G1 said another two trucks and a vehicle were also smashed.

The accident site is around 3 km (2 miles) from the Mineirao stadium, where a World Cup semi-final match will be held next Tuesday. 

BBC's Dan Roan tweeted a photo of the collapse site. 

Belo Horizonte is scheduled to host the World Cup's semi-final game between the winners of Brazil-Colombia and Germany-France on July 8. According to Reuters, the overpass was "one of the many infrastructure projects aimed at improving the city's ailing public transport network," and was considered a legacy project from the World Cup. ​Construction on the overpass had not yet been fully completed.

Molly Geary

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