It was at a pro-Lula meeting, where 31 other people were also injured, including a deputy and another candidate. The authorities warned that the victims could be more.
At least nine people died and 31 were injured this Tuesday when part of a shed collapse used as a container depot in the municipality of Itapecerica da Serra, in Greater São Paulo, Brazil, according to what was reported by firefighters.
a mezzanine fell inside the sheds business container for foreign trade multiteiner.
According to the spokeswoman for the local Fire Brigade, Luciana Soares, near 64 workers were in a meeting of political cut in a mezzanine of a warehouse of the company, when the platform yielded.
According to local firefighters, the structure gave in from the weightwhen both the stage and the seats arranged for those who witnessed the act were full.
Several people, the Télam agency reported, were still among the rubble and were searched by firefighters with trained dogs.
The collapse in the structure of the shed occurred during the visit that they carried out in the place, as part of the election campaign for the elections of October 2, MP Jonas Donizette and the candidate for federal deputy Ely Santos, from the Solidarity Party, who came out of the episode alive.
An act of the campaign of Lula Da Silva
The Donizette campaign team, an ally of the candidate for president Lula da Silvareported: “When they said goodbye to the workers, part of the cement structure broke and left them trapped in the rubble.”
The saints candidatemeanwhile, was one of the people who had to be hospitalizedproduct of the injuries sustained in the collapse.
“We are making every effort to make the rescue as quick as possible,” Luciana Soares, a spokeswoman for the São Paulo Firefighters, told the press, warning that the number of victims could be higher.
Some 80 firefightersreports the AFP agency, they were working on the spot to determine the causes of the collapse and help the victims of the accident.