NINE Brazilian firefighters have been killed after a cave collapsed in a training drill as crews rushed to pull survivors from the rubble.
The tragic accident occurred as a group of 26 firefighters were training in a cave near the city of Altinopolis, the Sao Paulo fire department confirmed.
Police and emergency health teams have joined firefighters in a desperate effort to free those still trapped, but the work has been hampered by heavy rains.
And reports have now confirmed that all nine firefighters inside the collapsed cave have died.
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