Brazil mourns death of presidential candidate Campos
Published on 14-08-2014
Brazil is in mourning after the death of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, 49, who was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday.
President Dilma Rousseff declared three days of mourning and halted all campaign activities for the presidential elections on 5 October.Mr Campos, of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), had been running third in opinion polls. It is not yet clear who will replace him as presidential candidate.
'Ball of fire'
Mr Campos was on his way from Rio de Janeiro to the city of Guaruja when the Cessna 560XL he was travelling in went down into a residential area of the port city of Santos. The Brazilian Air Force said the plane crashed as it was preparing to land, adding that bad weather may have been to blame for the accident. Experts are trying to determine if the Cessna exploded on impact or already in the air.
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