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Brazil officials say final death toll of collapsed overpass in World Cup city is 2

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    A bus sits damaged next to a bridge after it collapsed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in the Brazilian World Cup host city. The incident took place on a main avenue, the expansion of which was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan but, like most urban mobility projects related to the Cup, was not finished on time for the event. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)The Associated Press

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    A policeman looks at a car crushed underneath a collapsed bridge in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in the Brazilian World Cup host city. The incident took place on a main avenue, the expansion of which was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan but, like most urban mobility projects related to the Cup, was not finished on time for the event. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)The Associated Press

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    A woker walks up a ladder on a bridge that collapsed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in the Brazilian World Cup host city. The incident took place on a main avenue, the expansion of which was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan but, like most urban mobility projects related to the Cup, was not finished on time for the event. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)The Associated Press

Brazilian officials say rescue workers have recovered the body of a 25-year-old man crushed beneath tons of concrete and steel of an unfinished overpass that collapsed in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte.

A City Hall press officer says that rescuers recovered the body early Friday, hours after the small car was flattened by the collapse. No one else was in the car.

He says the final death toll is two. Officials say they had already assumed at least one person had died in the car. Twenty-two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The press officer spoke on condition of anonymity, citing internal regulations.

The collapse has been an embarrassment for the country, which has been basking in praise for what has mostly been a smoothly running soccer tournament.