World Cup 2014: Sao Paulo stadium accident leaves two dead

Two people have died in an accident at one of the stadiums which will be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the BBC reports.

The deaths occurred when a crane fell and destroyed parts of Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians stadium.

Brazil are due to play the opening match of the tournament at the 65,000 capacity venue on 12 June.

A Fifa spokesman said local authorities would fully investigate the accident and its president Sepp Blatter said he was “deeply saddened”.

Brazilian police said a number of other construction workers were injured in the accident, which happened when the final part of the roof covering the south stand was being installed.

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