Part of grandstand collapsed at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo (Pic via @BrianWhelan)
Three people have been killed in an accident at a Sao Paulo stadium that is due to host the opening ceremony of the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil.
Part of the grandstand was destroyed when a metal structure buckled at the top of the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo.
Local media reported that the accident was caused by a crane collapse and that there were three fatalities.
Corinthians, the club that will move into the stadium, issued a short statement on their website that said: “The board of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista deeply regrets the accident earlier in Corinthians Arena.
“(There is) no other information at this time.”
The arena was due to be completed at the end of December to meet a FIFA deadline. Brazil has admitted it is struggling to have all 12 World Cup venues ready.