A large fire engulfed the Museum of the Portuguese Language in São Paulo, Brazil, Monday afternoon, officials said. There was no immediate word whether the blaze caused injuries, BNO News reported.
The museum — one of the most visited museums in South America — is located inside the Luz train station. Massive flames were seen shooting from the top of the building, and the fire disrupted train services.
Breaking News :Authorities battling massive fire at Luz Station /Museum of the Portuguese Language in Sao Paulo/BR. https://t.co/H1yYaymbZ0
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The Museum of the Portuguese Language is the only museum in the world entirely devoted to one language. It has three main halls: a temporary exhibition space, a permanent exhibition hall and an auditorium, according to its website.