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Workman killed at World Cup site

Published 08/05/2014 | 18:47

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A workman has died during building work at the Arena Pantanal

A worker at one of the World Cup stadiums still under construction in Brazil has been killed in an electrical accident, an official has said.

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Head of Cuiaba city emergency services Rosenil Moraes said the worker suffered an electric shock at the site of Arena Pantanal.

The man died more than half an hour later of a cardiorespiratory arrest.

The man is the eighth worker to die while building stadiums for the world's biggest soccer tournament, which begins next month.

Mr Moraes said paramedics tried to revive the worker at the stadium, which is still missing seats because of delivery delays, but were unsuccessful.

World Cup organisers in Brazil were not available for comment.

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