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Landslide at World Cup stadium reported

Volograd Arena, Russia

A landslide has been reported next to the Volograd Arena in Russia.

ESPN has reported that a large earth embankment separating the World Cup stadium in Volgograd from the Volga River has suffered a landslide on Sunday 15 July.

It is reported that heavy rain contributed to the sudden collapse, with footage posted online showing water washing away the sandy earth in the embankment. There were no reports of injuries.

According to ESPN, Volograd’s mayor had said that the embankment and the new road along the riverbank would form a key part of the World Cup legacy for the city by easing traffic jams.

A video of landslide has been uploaded on social media.

The 45,000-seat Volgograd Arena was one of 12 World Cup stadiums across Russia and hosted four games in the group stage

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