30 people injured after sidewalk collapse in Brazil


Firefighters rescue victims who fell into the river after a sidewalk collapsed in Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil on November 22, 2021 with a still image from a video. (Provided by Leoh Julio via AP / Screenshot via Epoch Times)

On Monday, a sidewalk collapsed on an adjacent river in Joinville, Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil, injuring more than 30 people and sending 21 adults and 12 children to a local hospital.

The accident happened during the Christmas celebration.

Some fell into the Cachoeira River and rushed an emergency team to find the victims who fell into the river.

Town officials suspended the Christmas festival for 40 minutes as rescue workers and city officials worked to secure the area and evacuate the injured to the hospital.

Authorities say there were no serious injuries among the affected people and inspect the collapsed structure to determine the cause of the collapse.

Associated Press