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Video Of Horrifying Moment Flyover Collapses
A graphic video has shown the aftermath of the collapse of a motorway flyover in Brazil, which left at least two dead and many injured.
It shows injured bus passengers walking away from the crushed vehicle in Belo Horizonte covered in blood.
The camera then approaches the front of the bus, where a barely conscious woman can be seen trapped in the wreckage.
CCTV footage has also been released showing the moment the entire unfinished section of road dropped onto the motorway below in a split-second.
Alexandra Pereira, a teacher who was in an apartment building just 20 yards from the overpass, said it sounded like an "earthquake or bomb".
"I looked out my window and panicked," she said.
"I couldn't see anything but a huge cloud of dust."
The accident happened in the north of the city, where teams have been based throughout their World Cup campaigns.
The bridge was supposed to be built in time for the tournament.
The nearby Mineirao Stadium has hosted four World Cup matches and is due to host a semi-final next Tuesday.
Fire services sent more than a dozen engines and a helicopter to the scene to aid those trapped in the wreckage.
A fire department spokesman told the AFP news agency that scaffolding was being taken down at the time of the collapse and the flyover was in the final stages of construction.
Live TV images showed what appeared to be a school bus and other vehicles trapped under the rubble.
The female driver of the bus was killed, with 13 people rescued from the vehicle.
Two trucks belonging to the construction company and one car were crushed along with the bus.
City firefighters said on their official Twitter account that at least one person was dead but other sources said the death toll was two, with at least 22 injured.
Officials say they do not expect the casualty toll to rise too sharply, although they have not yet reached a small car that was flattened.
It is not known if anyone inside the car escaped or remained inside.
It is not yet known why the flyover collapsed. Cowan, the construction company responsible for building it, said investigators are on site.
Groups of people gathered near the scene of the accident, with some of them shouting.
Bank worker Leandro Brito said: "Because of the World Cup they sped everything up to finish faster.
"That's why this tragedy has happened. They are not making things properly. Everyone is very angry."
Ms Pereira said that, along with her neighbours, she complained to the mayor that they feared for their safety from the construction and asked authorities for compensation so they could move.
She said the request was rejected and the mayor's office assured them the project was safe.
Fire department spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Estevo da Silva said officials had inspected the apartment buildings and did not find any sign they were at risk because of the overpass collapse.
The World Cup has been dogged by delays to stadiums and infrastructure, and there were several accidents during construction of the stadiums.
Just three days before the tournament began on June 12, an accident in Sao Paulo killed one worker and injured two others when an unfinished monorail collapsed.