Part of stadium hosting WCup opener collapses

Part of stadium hosting WCup opener collapses

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 27: A crane collapsed during construction on November 27, 2013 at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to reports, three workers were killed in the accident. The stadium is scheduled to host the opening ceremony of the World Cup in 2014. (Photo by Ricardo Bufolin/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 27 at 1:58 PM

SAO PAULO (AP) — Part of the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Brazil next year has collapsed, causing significant damage.

Wednesday's accident could delay the delivery of the stadium in Sao Paulo by FIFA's December deadline to have all 12 venues ready. Itaquerao Stadium was practically completed.

Television images showed that a huge metal structure buckled atop the stadium, destroying part of the stands in the east side of the venue.

Some local media said the accident occurred when a crane collapsed.

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