According to the Twitter machine, power may have been restored. There are some conflicting reports:
Power is back in botafogo!— Vinicius (@realrios) June 22, 2014
@AllMyChandler noooope— Nate Loucks (@JustNateLoucks) June 22, 2014
The power is reportedly out in Botafogo, a densely populated, touristy neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. Also, the World Cup is happening in Brazil.
According to reports, the lights just dropped out this afternoon.
Power in Rio just went out. Like. OUT!— Ben Kamlet (@KillaKam) June 22, 2014
Anyone else's power out in #Botafogo?— Nate Loucks (@JustNateLoucks) June 22, 2014
The Associated Press had some more information.
Buildings throughout the well-to-do Botafogo district lost electricity, said Raphael Torres, a spokesman for the power company, Light SA. He said he didn't know how many people were affected or the cause of the failure."
Torres added that, you know, they're working on it.
mentioned the growing concern about the safety conditions at Maracana Stadium in Rio, which, as of last week, appeared to have at least one very troublesome-looking stairway that thousands of fans were using to get in and out of the stadium.
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