0 Three die in Brazil World Cup stadium accident

pr picThree people have been killed in an accident at a Sao Paulo stadium that is due to host the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup football.

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

It reportedly fell on to the stadium, destroying parts of the stands.

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.

Reports in local media say the crane fell on the metallic structure of the stadium, which is also known as Itaquerao.

Part of the stand - believed to be in the southern sector - was damaged.

Rescue teams are now checking the site to see if there are more victims.

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