Bike lane built for Rio Olympics collapses, kills at least two people

Thursday April 21st, 2016

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A bike lane built for the Rio Olympics collapsed Thursday and killed at least two people, according to multiple reports.

The elevated path, which opened in January and made up a stretch of the Tim Maia ciclovia, collapsed into the sea. Five people were reportedly on the path when it crumbled, with one person having been rescued and two bodies recovered, thus far.

“I almost died,” Guilherme Miranda told the Globo News. “Where’s the mayor, where’s the engineer who did this work? It’s appalling to see people dying in front of you.”

The incident occurred on the same day as the Olympic torch was lit in Greece ahead of this year’s Summer Games.

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