Tragedy as overpass collapses in World Cup host city

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.

Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
Fire department personnel work to retrieve a body from a bus after retrieving it from 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. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Fire department personnel work to retrieve a body from a bus after retrieving it from 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
Fire department personnel work to retrieve a body from a bus after retrieving it from 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. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
An overview of a bridge that collapsed while under construction trapping vehicles underneath in Belo Horizonte, July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
An overview of a bridge that collapsed while under construction trapping vehicles underneath in Belo Horizonte
An overview of a bridge that collapsed while under construction trapping vehicles underneath in Belo Horizonte, July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte
Rescue workers try to reach vehicles trapped underneath a bridge that collapsed while under construction in Belo Horizonte July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
An overview of a bridge that collapsed while under construction trapping vehicles underneath in Belo Horizonte, July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA
An overview of a bridge that collapsed while under construction trapping vehicles underneath in Belo Horizonte
An overview of a bridge that collapsed while under construction trapping vehicles underneath in Belo Horizonte, July 3, 2014. An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Carlos Greco-DYN (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION) ARGENTINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ARGENTINA

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