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One dead in Brazil stadium collapse

Created on 15 Apr., 2013 11:28 PM GMT

One man has died and another injured while working on the construction site of Palmeiras' new stadium in Sao Paulo on Monday morning.

The victim, who is yet to be named, is believed to have been crushed by a large concrete column at Arena Palestra following a landslide in the area, causing part of the grandstand to collapse.

The man was taken to Santa Rosa hospital while six teams of firefighters provided assistance and support to other members of the construction team, who managed to escape unscathed.

The construction company hired for the development, WTorre, confirmed there had been a landslide but could not release any further information about the incident.

It is the second football-related tragedy to occur in Brazil in as many days after two people were shot dead en route to Castelao stadium in the city of Fortaleza on Sunday.

Arena Palestra, which was not scheduled to host any World Cup fixtures in 2014 prior to Monday's accident, will be the new home of Palmeiras.

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