Remains of 9-year-old twins ID'd in Brazil building collapse

In this May 3, 2018 photo, displaced occupants of a collapsed building gather outside a nearby church in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Brazilian press reported that some of the building's roughly 170 families were paying monthly contributions to organizers that were higher than is typical in such squats, and the Public Security Department said in a statement to The Associated Press that police are investigating the practice of paying rent in such buildings, though it did not elaborate.(AP Photo/Andre Penner)

SAO PAULO - DNA tests have revealed the names of two more victims of the recent fire and building collapse in Brazil's biggest city.

The Sao Paulo Public Security Department said Saturday that forensic experts identified the remains recovered from the debris as 9-year-old twin brothers Wender and Welder, who lived in the building with their mother, Selma Almeida da Silva.

The department said in a statement that she is among four people believed to have been in the building when it collapsed who remain missing, the department said in a statement.

At least four people are now confirmed to have died.

Squatters were occupying the building that caught fire, and its collapse has focused attention on the housing shortage in Brazil's largest city.


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