Jan 25, 2012

Seven Story Building Collapses in Rio

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO – A seven-story building, which was under renovation, collapsed completely in downtown Rio de Janeiro late on Wednesday. State Civil Defense reported that the fall of the building left 11 victims dead and wounded, one taken alive from the rubble.

Building collapse late Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro 25 January 2012

Building collapse Rio (Photo: G1 RJ)

A large explosion was reported just before the collapse. Civil Defense speculates that there may have been a natural gas leak which was ignited.

Video from TV Globo can be seen below.

Scene of Rio Building Collapse (Photo: TV Globo)

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  1. Have the investigators found anything yet to support this claim? I hope it's not another terrorist attack.

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  2. I can't see a temporary fence installed in the area. It is important for the construction team to put fences around to ensure the safety of the by passers. Also, it is an essential thing to take safety precautions before doing some renovations.