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Another Centro Building Collapse in Rio

By Donitra Clemons, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Part of another building crumbled to the ground in Centro, stressing the dire need for attention for much of the aging infrastructure of Rio de Janeiro buildings. Around 8:45 AM on Tuesday, May 15th, a building belonging to the Bola Preta Association (Cordão da Bola Preta), partially collapsed in the corner of Rua do Lavrádio and Rua da Relação, in the Lapa section of Centro.

The city fire department found the building was empty at the time of the accident and that no one was hurt. It . . .

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