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Monday, 23 February, 1998, 07:22 GMT
Brazilian building collapses

Brazilian police say four people are missing after part of a 21-storey building collapsed in Rio de Janeiro.

The four were visiting Rio for the carnival.

Firefighters say most of the residents were evacuated after they smelled gas.

Brazilian media reports say the building was evacuated once before, at the end of 1996, because of structural problems.

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