Brazil: São Paulo Building Collapse—6 Dead, 21 Wounded, Others Trapped

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 27, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A commercial building under construction collapsed in São Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday morning. UOL Noticias reports six are dead, 21 are wounded, and about 10 are still thought to be trapped. The two-story commercial building was leased by clothing company Torra Torra, according to UOL. The company told UOL it was not set to enter the building, however, until construction was complete and it was approved for use by an engineering consultant.

Kety Shapazian (@KetyDC) of Brazil tweeted a photo of a local news broadcast showing black plastic on the road in preparation for the bodies, surrounded by police and rescue workers. Shapazian tweeted that at least four have been reported dead, 16 injured, and 10 people trapped in the rubble, citing the fire department. 

Diário do Comércio reports the collapse occurred in the region of St. Matthew, in the East Zone of São Paulo, at about 8:30 a.m. At least 14 fire engines and a helicopter were dispatched to assist in the rescue of the wounded.

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Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.