Block Of Flats Collapses In Sao Paulo, Brazil (Photos)


A 26-storey building has collapsed after a huge fire tore through it in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is not known how many people may have been in the building at the time of the raging inferno, but authorities have warned that the number of casualties is likely to be high.

Witnesses also said that they could hear people screaming for help as the fire took hold and neighbouring buildings set on fire. Footage shows the building crumbling to the ground after it exploded in a huge ball of fire and smoke. It has also been reported that the building was largely occupied by homeless people after the fire broke out on the fifth floor. In total 50 families were registered as living at the tower and around 160 firefighters went to the scene.