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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

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