As of yesterday, the Arena Corinthians—one of the stadiums in Brazil that is being built to help host the 2014 World Cup next summer—was about 90 percent completed. However, the construction company that is working on the stadium is now going to have to scramble to finish it following a tragic accident that took place earlier today.
Officials haven't confirmed exactly what happened yet. But according to multiple reports, a crane that was located outside of the stadium fell onto a large section of the Arena Corinthians this morning and caused a large portion of the stadium to collapse. The accident reportedly killed two people who were working on the structure at the time. The Arena Corinthians was scheduled to host opening round games during the World Cup next year. But there's a chance that the stadium may not be ready in time following this accident.
Details about the accident are still coming in at the moment, so we'll be sure to provide you with an update about exactly what happened when we know more. In the meantime, check out some images of the collapsed stadium in the thumbs gallery above.
Here is some footage of the scene at the stadium: