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An 18-story building partially collapsed after an explosion in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro Wednesday, state media reported.
At least two people were killed and 11 others were missing, CNN affiliate Band News reported, citing city Civil Defense officials.
"I started to hear a crackling. I thought they were gunshots. When I looked up, I saw the top floors falling," maintenance worker Julio Cesar de Oliveira Brandao told CNN affiliate TV Record.
Originally posted by chrismarco
reply to post by Epirus
are you of the mindset that the explosion was gas related or due to some mechanical fault?