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São Paulo Firefighters Search for Survivors of Collapsed Building

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Firefighters in São Paulo city continue to dig through the rubble, looking for possible victims of Tuesday morning’s fire which brought down a twenty-four-story high rise in the center of town. According to officials there are 44 persons still unaccounted for, who may be trapped beneath the debris.

One is believed to have died while trying to be rescued. The search, according to Marcus Palumbo, spokesperson for the São Paulo Firefighters, is done manually to ensure that if there are any survivors in air pockets . . .

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