UPS Suspends Brazil Operations After Warehouse Catches Fire

UPDATE: The United Parcel Service has announced it will temporarily suspend its operations in Brazil after a building across the street from a package delivery center collapsed into a river on Monday.

“Recent reports that UPS has suspended operations in Brazil are inaccurate. Following recent events, UPS has decided to temporarily suspend operations at its operations center in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, while local authorities determine the cause of the most recent incident,” a statement from UPS says.

The collapse comes a week after a warehouse caught fire and displaced 1,100 people as smoke billowed across the city of Belo Horizonte.

Monday’s accident sent 30 people into the river, and some are reported to be still stuck.

“The current operational issues have created a significant operational delay,” the statement continues. “The company continues to work with local authorities to ensure operations at the facility are returned to normal.

Fox News is reaching out to UPS.

Previous story: A 30-year-old factory worker accidentally falls into a river, injuring eight others, including five children, on Monday after the roof collapsed onto them as they were crossing the street in Brazil.

A worker was passing by the street in Belo Horizonte, which sits in the center of Brazil, when the incident occurred at around 8:50 a.m. local time, according to local news outlet

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The road where the accident occurred, Fochinho Grande, has been closed by the authorities.

This comes a week after a warehouse caught fire in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, forcing more than 1,100 people to evacuate.

About 80 percent of that city was affected by the fire which sparked a deadly avalanche of smoke.

Many of the 1,100 evacuees made their way to a nearby nursing home, The Guardian reported. The blaze was put out the following day.

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