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Timeline of deaths, accidents at Brazil's World Cup stadiums

Reuters

Feb 15 (Reuters) - Stadium construction in Brazil for this

year's World Cup soccer tournament has been plagued by

accidents, cost overruns and delays.

Six people have died during the building of the 12 venues

scheduled to host the matches, which start June 12.

The following is a chronology of the major accidents and

deaths in the lead up to the World Cup:

June 11, 2012: A builder falls to his death during

construction of the World Cup stadium in Brasilia, Brazil's

capital.

March 28, 2013: A worker dies after a fall at the stadium

site in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas.

Oct 25, 2013: A fire breaks out in the foundations of the

stadium site in Cuiabá, the capital of the central western state

of Mato Grosso.

Nov 27, 2013: Two workers die when a crane collapses at the

São Paulo stadium scheduled to host the World Cup opener.

Dec 14, 2013: Another worker falls to his death at the

Manaus stadium.

Feb 7: A third worker dies at the Manaus stadium from head

and chest injuries suffered while dismantling a crane.

(Compiled by Paulo Prada)

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