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Brazil Car Race Grandstand Collapses In Parana State Injuring 100 People

Dramatic video footage shows the moment more than 100 people were injured - 22 critically - when a grandstand collapsed during a car race. The pictures show the metal stand crumpling in less than a second at the race in the southern state of Parana. Authorities in Brazil have launched an investigation into the accident. Officials said at least 111 people were injured as the stand gave way at the race in Quatro Pontes. Brazil's TV Taroba showed the footage and the chaos that followed, with the injured being treated at the scene . Spectators were pictured frantically searching for loved ones. It is thought at least 500 people were sitting on the stands when the accident happened. Authorities said structural faults may have caused the collapse, but added that an official investigation was under way.

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