High rise blaze

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a building in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

SAO PAULO – A 22-storey abandoned office building occupied by hundreds of squatters was engulfed in flames and collapsed in the centre of Sao Paulo early Tuesday, shooting a massive black cloud of smoke into the sky and red-hot chunks of debris into nearby structures. At least one person died and three others were missing, a fire department spokesperson said. […]

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