SAO PAULO (AP) — A small part of the roof of a stadium set to host Confederations Cup matches next month in Brazil has collapsed. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
The roof of the Arena Fonte Nova in the northeast city of Salvador apparently was not able to sustain the large amount of water that settled on it after heavy overnight rain Monday.
Workers tried to remove water from the roof to keep other parts from collapsing. Television images from local channel Record showed about 20 people using buckets to clear the sections of the roof that still had water on it.
The Fonte Nova was inaugurated in April and will host three Confederations Cup matches in June. It will also be used in the 2014 World Cup.