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Nine dead after warehouse collapse in Brazil

| Updated: September 24, 2022 10:00:58


Members of the Fire Department of the State of Sao Paolo work after part of a warehouse collapsed, in Itapecerica da Serra, Sao Paolo, Brazil on September 20, 2022, in this picture obtained from social media — Fire Department of the State of Sao Paolo via REUTERS Members of the Fire Department of the State of Sao Paolo work after part of a warehouse collapsed, in Itapecerica da Serra, Sao Paolo, Brazil on September 20, 2022, in this picture obtained from social media — Fire Department of the State of Sao Paolo via REUTERS

At least nine people have died after part of a warehouse near the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo collapsed on Tuesday, during a visit 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, reports Reuters.

Donizette said in a Facebook post that he and Santos had both been rescued, but a local fire department said at least nine people had died in the collapse.

The fire department added that 31 people had been rescued and 28 of these taken to nearby hospitals, though a spokesperson said rescue teams believed there could still be more people trapped under the debris.

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