Nine firefighters killed, one rescued after Brazil cave collapse

Nine Brazilian firefighters died and another was rescued on Sunday after a cave collapsed in the state of Sao Paulo, burying them underground, authorities said.

The accident occurred early Sunday when 26 firefighters were performing a drill inside a cave in the municipality of Altinopolis.

 After an almost twelve-hour rescue operation, nine bodies were retrieved and another person was sent to hospital with hypothermia and respiratory distress, the Fire Department reported.

 The deceased included two female firefighters.

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