Latin America & Caribbean

In pictures: Brazil flyover collapse

A flyover under construction collapsed in one of Brazil's World Cup host cities, killing at least two people and injuring 22 others. Belo Horizonte, in the south-east of the country, is due to host one of the semi-final matches next week.

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The bridge collapsed on top of moving traffic on a busy highway.

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Emergency services confirm that the female driver of this commuter bus was killed in the incident.

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Two apparently unoccupied construction lorries were also crushed when the overpass collapsed.

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One vehicle was almost completely flattened underneath the rubble of the bridge.

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Emergency services were quick to reach the site of the collapse, just several miles away from Mineirao Stadium, which is hosting one of the World Cup semi-final matches on Tuesday.

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The unfinished flyover was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan aimed at improving Belo Horizonte's public transport system.