9 Brazilian firefighters died after cave collapsed during training

Officials said 28 firefighters were in a cave in São Paulo when it collapsed.

Nine Brazilian firefighters were killed in a cave collapse during a training exercise on Sunday, officials said.

The Sao Paulo Military Firemen Department confirmed to ABC News that 28 firefighters were training in a cave on the Gruta Duas Bocas trail near Altinópolis in São Paulo, Brazil, when the roof of the cave collapsed.

An emergency response was launched at 11:30 local time on Sunday, the department said.

Nine of the firefighters died and several were injured. One is still hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The rescue operation has been completed and there are no more victims, the department informs.

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