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Rio's 200-year old National Museum hit by massive fire

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posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 09:54 PM
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Heartbreaking news...
Some employees tried to resume what they could, but otherwise a total loss....

Reuters story


BRASILIA (Reuters) - A 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro was hit on Sunday by a massive fire, images from television station Globo showed, threatening its collection of more than 20 million items ranging from archeological findings to historical memorabilia




posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 10:02 PM
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a reply to: LedermanStudio
Sabotage no doubt. But to what end is anyone's guess.



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: LedermanStudio

So disturbing. So many artifacts lost forever to the history of mankind.



posted on Sep, 3 2018 @ 03:11 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

of course
- because cultural programs based in 200 year old buildings are never underfunded

and no one is EVER negligent , and accidents NEVER happen


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posted on Sep, 3 2018 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape
Your instinct says accident, mine says foul play. Lets check back in upon the completion of the investigation and decide who is being paranoid or naive. Deal?



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 09:06 AM
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some reports indicate that there were no fire suppression systems of any kind in the building....
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posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 12:57 PM
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Also, the fire hydrants outside the building reportedly weren't working, or had low water pressure, so the fire department really couldn't do much except stand around and watch the building burn.
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