Friday, November 29, 2013

Tragedy Strikes 2014 World Cup

Two die in Brazil World Cup stadium accident

Two people have died in an accident at Sao Paulo's stadium, which is due to host the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup finals, police say.

A senior local fire official said crews were called to the Arena Corinthians after reports of a collapsed crane.

It fell on top of a metal structure, destroying part of a facade.

The arena was due to be completed at the end of December to meet a Fifa deadline. Brazil has admitted it is struggling to have all 12 venues ready. ...

See the whole story here, from the BBC.

Kicking Back Comments: While I have absolutely no evidence, it is my personal feeling that pressure from FIFA, and the Brazilian government themselves was part of the cause of this catastrophe that took the lives of (2) men. It would not be the first time for such an event. Another notable one can be found here.

Our deepest sympathies to the families of those killed.

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