May 1, 2018
A residential tower block collapsed in Brazil after a huge blaze tore through the building in the middle of the night – leaving several residents trapped.
Um prédio do Largo do Paissandu desabando agora a pouco pic.twitter.com/wntceeK6w6
— Richard Paiva (@orichardpaiva) May 1, 2018
One person has been confirmed dead so far – with further fatalities expected to be announced over the coming hours.
In the clip, posted on Twitter, the 26-storey building can be seen smoldering from the blaze with flames licking up the side of the structure from several windows.
The block then suddenly bursts into a bright ball of fire – before a whole side of the building comes crashing down to earth.
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 8:02 am