A transmission tower collapsed between Pacaja and Anapu city of Para State. 6 people died due to being buried under it.
Transmission tower collapsed in Brazil (File Photo)
A transmission tower collapsed in the Amazon region of Brazil. At least six people died in this accident, while 13 people were injured. This tower fell between Pacaja and Anapu, a city of 48,000 residents of Para State. Both cities are located approximately 385 miles (620 km) southwest of Belem, the capital of Para.
The city hall of Pakaza said in a statement that the incident is related to a company named SK. But it did not say whether the company was Brazilian or foreign. Helder Barbalho, the governor of Para, tweeted that the accident happened during a construction work on the energy line. At present, the local police team is engaged in the rescue work. Footage broadcast by TV Globo showed a transmission tower broken into several pieces on the ground.
There have been incidents of transmission tower collapse in the past too.
Even before this, incidents of transmission tower collapse have been reported in Brazil. In 2019, criminal gangs blew up a tower with explosives. This incident had come to the fore in the state of Sira. During that time there was an increase in violence across the state. It was told that 194 incidents of damage to banks, police stations and other public buildings were reported. During this, a large number of people were also taken into custody. It is worth noting that in Brazil, criminal gangs keep carrying out such incidents to strengthen their grip.
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