January 26th, 2012
08:45 AM ET

3 dead, 19 missing in Rio building collapse

Brazilian rescue workers dug through rubble in search of survivors Thursday morning, hours after three buildings collapsed in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro, Mayor Eduardo Paes told reporters.

Nineteen people were still missing, Paes said, and five people had been rescued with injuries.

Three bodies were found Thursday morning, CNN affiliate Band TV reported, but it was not known if they were among those reported missing.

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