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Brazilians evacuate area near stadium following sinkhole collapse

By Marion V. Ali, Staff Reporter

Brazilian authorities have evacuated residents from a stadium near one of Brazil’s World Cup stadiums following the collapse of a huge sinkhole. Partially-collapsed homes on the edge of the crater in Natal still filled with furniture and household appliances stood dangerously close to collapsing.

The hole is four miles from the Arena das Dunas stadium which will be the venue for the Group D match between Italy and Uruguay on Tuesday. The sinkhole opened up earlier this week after heavy rainfall and it continues to expand.

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