Buildings Collapse in Rio Leaving Two Dead, Six Injured

The area where the favela community is located is said to be run by militia, who support the construction and sale of unauthorized buildings, often in unsafe locations.

By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter

BRASILIA, BRAZIL – Two buildings at Favela da Muzema, in the western part of Rio de Janeiro, crumbled to the ground this morning leaving at least two dead and six wounded, according to firefighters.

Rescue workers are still trying to determine how many people were inside the buildings when they collapsed.

Rio de Janeiro city government released a statement saying that the two buildings in question were non-authorized construction units and had been embargoed since . . .

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