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Brazil officials say final death toll of collapsed overpass in World Cup city is 2
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, July 4, 2014 9:19 AM EDT
Brazilian officials say rescue workers have recovered the body of a 25-year-old man crushed beneath tons of concrete and steel of an unfinished overpass that collapsed in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte.
He says the final death toll is two. Officials say they had already assumed at least one person had died in the car. Twenty-two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The press officer spoke on condition of anonymity, citing internal regulations.
The collapse has been an embarrassment for the country, which has been basking in praise for what has mostly been a smoothly running soccer tournament.