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Three Killed in Crane Collapse at Brazilian Stadium Set to Host World Cup Opener in June

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Three people were killed Wednesday during an accident at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The venue — also known as the Arena Corinthians — was set to host the opener of the 2014 World Cup on June 12 as well as a tournament semifinal.

Early reports cite a crane collapse as the cause of the accident.

The stadium was 94-percent done and estimated to cost around $350 million. FIFA had set a December deadline for completion of all stadiums.

UPDATE: Later Wednesday reports said only two workers were killed in the accident.

Related: 2014 World Cup Draw: There Won’t Be Any Cakewalks for the U.S. National Team

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