At least 7 missing after crater opens

From Times Wire Services

Rescue crews aided by dogs searched for occupants of a minibus and other possible victims feared buried in a huge crater after the earth gave way at a construction site for a new subway station in Sao Paulo.

Witnesses told police that a minibus with a driver, fare collector and two passengers fell into the crater, said Etrusco Juarez, a spokesman for Sao Paulo's state public security department.

Two pedestrians and a truck driver who was working at the construction site also were missing and may be buried under the rubble, the government's Agencia Brasil news agency said.

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