Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Alexis Michalik: treading the boards in the footsteps of 'Edmond'

Read more

REPORTERS

Getting away with murder in DR Congo

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Why does Italy refuse to see the seismic risk?'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

"The burkini trap"

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Kenyan Government disbands National Olympic Committee over mismanagement

Read more

THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

Chancellor Merkel's immigration policy faces test on her home turf

Read more

Americas

Electric cable kills at least 16 at Brazil carnival

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-03-01

At least 16 people were killed during a carnival celebration in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais local media reported Monday.

AFP - At least 16 people were killed at a carnival in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais when one of the floats was hit by a broken high-voltage electric cable, local media reported.

The reports said the broken cable fell atop the float and produced a charge that resulted in multiple deaths and injuries.

"It was a catastrophe," Jose Balducci, a local health official, was quoted by newspapers as saying. "Many people were affected, and we don't know for sure the number of deaths."

Date created : 2011-02-28

COMMENT(S)