Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Traffic accident kills 7 fans and injures several

Brazilian football is in mourning after a bus carrying fans of the club this Sunday was involved in a traffic accident that later reported a total of seven dead and 27 injured. The Environmental Emergencies and Disaster Relief Battalion of the Fire Department of Minas Gerais confirmed that they were on-site to help those affected.

The accident happened at kilometer 525 of the national road, Fernao Dias, in the greater area of Belize Horizons. According to survivors, the bus driver warned passengers that he had lost his brakes and, shortly afterward, collided with a road divider, after which the truck overturned and the fans died. After what happened to President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, he expressed his condolences.

It happened through your account, formerly known as Twitter, that the Brazilian President expressed his condolences and also said he would wait for the investigation to find out the cause of the incident. “My condolences to the family and friends of the seven Corinthian fans who lost their lives in a disaster early Sunday in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais. I hope for the rescue of the injured and the clarification of the causes of the accident with the bus.

“We need peace, and we need transport vehicles in good condition on the roads, because there is no way to restore the lives lost,” the President said in Brazil. In turn, the Corinthians, who played a tie that day, also commented on the events, expressed their solidarity with the families of the dead and injured, and expressed their support for the investigation.

“The Sports Club Corinthians Paulista expresses its regret for the victims of the accident that occurred in the early hours of this Sunday (20) on the Ferno Dias highway, involving the bus with fans who were in Belo Horizonte to support the team during the game against Cruzeiro the night before,” reads part of the team’s statement on its social networks.

“Corinthians stands in solidarity with the families of the deceased fans and remains at their disposal, as well as the other victims of the accident and the authorities involved in the rescue and investigation of the events,” the Brazilian club added in its letter. No further information is known about the health of the injured, who were taken to the hospital in an emergency.

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