Tragedy as overpass collapses in World Cup host city

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A truck is trapped underneath a collapsed bridge in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in the Brazilian World Cup host city. The incident took place on a main avenue, the expansion of which was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan but, like most urban mobility projects related to the Cup, was not finished on time for the event

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An overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, leaving at least two dead and 22 injured, according to media reports.

A portion of a bridge over a highway in the city fell, crushing a few vehicles, GloboNews and other media outlets reported.

Belo Horizonte will host one of the World Cup semifinal games next Tuesday.

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