At least nine people have died after part of a warehouse near the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo collapsed on Tuesday during a visit made by two congressional candidates.
Congressional candidates Jones Donizette and Ely Santos were visiting Brazilian container company Multiteiner when part of a concrete structure inside the warehouse collapsed over them and company employees.
WATCH: At least nine people have died and 31 injured after part of a warehouse near #SaoPaulo, #Brazil collapsed on Tuesday, during a visit by two congressional candidates. pic.twitter.com/9tLae2pXVU
— BNN Newsroom (@BNNBreaking) September 21, 2022
Mr Donizette said in a Facebook post that he and Ms Santos had both been rescued, but a local fire department said at least nine people had died in the collapse.
#Brazil. #Tragedy. #SanPaolo : about 9 dead and 31 injured; 64 workers were in a meeting in the auditorium of the company's warehouse when a container slab collapsed, hitting those present. pic.twitter.com/y0KqY86Qoo
— Donato Yaakov Secchi (@doyaksec) September 20, 2022
The fire department added that 31 people had been rescued, 28 of whom were taken to nearby hospitals, however a spokesperson said rescue teams believed there could still be more people trapped under the debris.
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