Feb 22, 2012

Aircraft Carrier Sao Paulo Hit by Fire

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO – A sailor was killed and two were injured in a fire that hit the aircraft carrier Sao Paulo in the early hours of Wednesday. The warship is docked at Ilha das Cobras, in Rio de Janeiro.

Aircraft carrier Sao Paulo, pictured here at sea, was hit by fire early in the morning of 22 February 2012, while docked in Rio de Janeiro

Aircraft Carrier Sao Paulo (Photo: brasilnewsbrasil.blogspot.com)

The Sao Paulo is the largest warship in Latin America. The injured were taken to Marcilio Dias Naval Hospital for treatment. One of the injured perished and the other was reported by the Navy to be in stable condition in the ICU.

According to a press release from the Navy, the fire broke out in a lower level in the stern of the ship at about 3:00 am, Wednesday morning. The cause is unknown. The fire was extinguished by specially trained firefighters on board ship.

Military police are investigating the fire.

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