Brazil's carnival calamity

A blaze in country's cultural capital destroys costumes and floats meant for upcoming world-famous event.

    A fire has swept through several warehouses in Brazil's cultural capital, Rio de Janeiro, destroying costumes and floats meant for the city's world-famous carnival in March.

    Some warehouses lost 90 per cent of their stock, with overall damages from Monday's blaze estimated at more than $5m.

    Many feel it will be an impossible task trying to restore an entire year's worth of work in just a single month.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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