Blazing skyscraper collapses in Sao Paulo (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Blazing skyscraper collapses in Sao Paulo (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

An enormous blaze has felled a building in Sao Paulo. Footage shared via a Facebook livestream shows the horrifying moment the fire-ravaged property suddenly drops to the ground.

The massive fire struck two buildings in Largo do Paissandu on Tuesday, causing one of the properties to suddenly collapse. The neighboring building is still ablaze but fire crews are on the scene.

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The fire department has said there is no risk of the second building collapsing, Folha reports.

The city fire department deployed a total of 57 engines to bring the skyscraper inferno under control, according to Estadao.

Preliminary reports indicate that the building which came down was uninhabited and that there were no injuries, though there has yet to be official confirmation.

The building was previously used by the Federal Police and may have been inhabited by squatters, according to local merchants as cited by Estadao.


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