January 27th, 2012
09:55 AM ET

Brazil search of collapsed buildings intensifies

Brazilian rescuers intensified their search for victims in the rubble of three collapsed buildings in Rio de Janeiro Friday, though they are yet to find any survivors.

Seven bodies have been recovered and 20 people are reported missing, the Rio de Janeiro fire department said, according to the state-run Agencia Brasil news agency.

It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse of a 20-story building and adjacent 10- and 4-story buildings on Wednesday night. Officials said they were investigating both the possibility of a gas leak and a structural failure.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. The Prophet

    This fire was caused by faulty wiring. Another fire like this will occur eight miles ne of these 3 buildings in 2 weeks.

    January 27, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    My sympathy to those who have lost loved ones.

    January 27, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Oh hogwash banasy you feel sorry for everyone except little butt ray ped boys

    January 28, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |