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Brazilian bleachers collapse injures 100 – Click above to watch video after the jump

According to The Daily Telegraph, over 100 spectators watching a race were injured in Brazil when a section of bleachers collapsed. Around 500 spectators were observing at a drag race in the Brazilian city of Quatro Pontes when the structure gave way. Six people were immediately taken to the hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the incident, and two of those are still in critical condition.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, though structural faults are believed to have been the cause. Click past the jump for a video of the collapse, but be warned, the images may be upsetting for some viewers.

[Source: The Daily Telegraph via Jalopnik]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me of The Simpsons episode with James Brown.
      "This band stand wasn't double bolted".

      Hope for a safe recovery to everyone involved.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That sounds like a lot. How many is a Brazilian?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The real question is:

      Why was there a packed house at a drag strip watching station wagons??
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, at least they had some concrete protective barriers from the cars...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm really not trying to be funny. That is something that REALLY stands out to me...because of the lack of safety barriers, it wouldn't surprise me if there stands were set up wrong, were WAY over capacity, or some combination of both.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Something seems eerie about the camera panning to that one spot, focusing, then it happens. hmmm......
        • 4 Years Ago
        and then the music ques up after the fall.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pretty good... Autoblog.com, had stopped to show any news about brazilian or argentinina cars releases, but something so insignificant such it appear here? Why? C'mon, so lets show us all the accidents related around the world... lets help Discovery Channel!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Insane. Glad the bleachers weren't higher up.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Is that guy's foot broke at 0:42 or just the angle??? Hope not.
      • 4 Years Ago
      good lord...

      I love how the ppl up front got outta there fast lol lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      seemed like a roller coaster ride to me ..

      the ppl at the end that came down last had to stand there and watch as the collapse was coming towards them... brought them down hard too. I feel band for the people... underneath all those people..
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