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Brazil presidential candidate Campos dies in jet crash
Publish Date: Aug 13, 2014
Brazil presidential candidate Campos dies in jet crash
Pernambuco state governor Eduardo Campos, candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) for next Octobers presidential election is reported dead. PHOTO/AFP
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SANTOS  - Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, a contender to unseat President Dilma Rousseff in elections in October, died Wednesday when his private jet crashed in the city of Santos, media network Globo reported.

Campos, a socialist who has been running third in the polls, and his running mate, ecologist Marina Silva, were on board a jet that crashed into a gymnasium in a residential area, breaking into pieces and sparking a large fire, Globo reported on its news TV channel and websites.

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