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03 Sep 2018 | 12:45 AM UTC

Brazil: Fire breaks out at museum in Rio de Janeiro September 2

Brazil News Alert

Massive fire breaks out at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro September 2; firefighting efforts ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/2/2018, 7:00 PM until 9/3/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Rio de Janeiro

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Event

A massive fire broke out at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro at approximately 19:00 (local time) on Sunday, September 2. According to local media reports, the fire was still out of control as of 21:00 and firefighting efforts are ongoing. No casualties have been reported and parts of the interior of the building have reportedly collapsed. Details are still emerging.

Advice

Individuals in Rio de Janeiro are advised to avoid the area of the fire and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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