Five missing as Rio cycleway collapses

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Rio is preparing to host this summer’s Olympic games

Five people are missing after part of a cycleway built ahead of Rio Olympics collapsed into the sea, Brazilian media report.

Some of the reports say two people have died but this is yet to be confirmed.

Images show a huge gap between sections of the elevated bicycle lane, which overlooks the sea front.

It comes as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host this summer’s Olympic games. No events were planned for the bike lane, which opened earlier this year.

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