SAO PAULO — A burning constructing in downtown Sao Paulo has collapsed as firefighters labored to place out a fireplace that started in the midst of the night time.
Firefighters mentioned Tuesday they believed there have been victims however didn’t but know what number of.
Globo TV, which was masking the fireplace, captured the collapse. Pictures present the multi-story constructing falling on itself as flames rage. Particles may very well be seen smashing into the bottom and occupying surrounding streets.
Native media retailers reported that the constructing was formally a headquarters for the federal police however had been deserted for a few years and was ceaselessly occupied by squatters.
Firefighter Lt. Andre Elias informed Globo TV that they anticipated to search out victims however didn’t know what number of. It wasn’t clear how many individuals had been inside when the fireplace started round 1:30 a.m.