Europe Blazing building collapses in Sao Paulo, 1 dead, 3 missing

Blazing building collapses in Sao Paulo, 1 dead, 3 missing

Blazing building collapses in Sao Paulo, 1 dead, 3 missing
A firefighter tries to extinguish a fire at a building in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil May 1, 2018.
Firefighters extinguish a fire at a building collapsed in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil May 1, 2018.
Firefightera triy to extinguish a fire at a building in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil May 1, 2018.

Television images showed the horrifying moment when a fireman tried to reach the man clinging to the building as it went down more than one hour after the fire started.

Firemen continued to fight the fire that spread to an adjacent building that had been evacuated and was not in danger of collapsing, Sao Paulo Fire Brigade Lieutenant André Elias told Globo TV.

The fireman said the cause of the fire on the sixth-floor was still unknown and there could be more victims. Three people are still unaccounted for, he said.

The abandoned former office building had been occupied irregularly seven years ago and some 150 people lived in the lower 10 floors,

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