Naitional Museum o Brazil fire

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National Museum of Brazil fire
Fire at Museu Nacional 05.jpg
The National Museum of Brazil burning behind the statue of Emperor Pedro II
DateSeptember 2, 2018 (2018-09-02)
Time19:00 local; 23:00 UTC
VenueNational Museum of Brazil
Coordinates22°54′21″S 43°13′34″W / 22.90583°S 43.22611°W / -22.90583; -43.22611Coordinates: 22°54′21″S 43°13′34″W / 22.90583°S 43.22611°W / -22.90583; -43.22611
TeepFire incident
CauseUndetermined
Daiths0
Non-fatal injuries0

A lairge fire broke oot on September 2, 2018 at aboot 19:30 local time (22:30 UTC) at the Paço de São Cristóvão, whit hooses the 200 year-auld National Museum o Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Reaction wis swift tae the cultural loss, as the museum held maire than 20 million items; Brazil's president Michel Temer deemed it an "incalculable" loss tae the heestorical an cultural heritage. The cause o the fire haes yet tae be determined, an no injuries or deiths war reportit.[1]

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  1. Londoño, Ernesto; Darlington, Shasta (2 September 2018). "Fire Engulfs a Brazilian Museum, Threatening Hundreds of Years of History". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 September 2018. 

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