In pictures: Brazil flyover collapse
- 3 July 2014
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean
A flyover under construction collapsed in one of Brazil's World Cup host cities, killing at least two people and injuring 22 others. Belo Horizonte, in the south-east of the country, is due to host one of the semi-final matches next week.
The bridge collapsed on top of moving traffic on a busy highway.
Emergency services confirm that the female driver of this commuter bus was killed in the incident.
Two apparently unoccupied construction lorries were also crushed when the overpass collapsed.
One vehicle was almost completely flattened underneath the rubble of the bridge.
Emergency services were quick to reach the site of the collapse, just several miles away from Mineirao Stadium, which is hosting one of the World Cup semi-final matches on Tuesday.
The unfinished flyover was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan aimed at improving Belo Horizonte's public transport system.