Brazil: '200 years of work' lost in national museum blaze

Michel Temer calls 'tragic' fire at Rio de Janeiro museum 'sad for all Brazilians'.

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    A fire swept through the National Museum of Brazil on Sunday evening. The museum included ancient Egyptian artefacts and Greco-Roman art.

    President Michel Temer echoed others’ sentiments, calling it "a sad day for all Brazilians" who have watched "200 years of work, investigation and & knowledge" lost.

    There was anger from museum employees, who blamed budget cuts and a lack of support.

    Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim has more.


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