Two dead after cycle lane collapses in Rio de Janeiro
A section of the cycling track, which was only inaugurated in January, collapsed and fell into the sea after being hit by a tidal wave, killing two cyclists.
Tragedy has hit Rio de Janeiro just three months before this summer's Olympic Games.
A further five cyclists were reported missing but have since been rescued by military police and firefighters helicopters
"Where are the engineers who were in charge of this project? How is it possible that a construction of this size and right next to the sea cannot withstand the first storm?", asked economist Cléber Pereira, who was in the district when the tragedy struck and spoke to Brazilian newspaper O Globo.
Construction of the cycle track cost the Rio de Janeiro regional council 10 million euros.
Meanwhile Rio's Olympic stadium, where Athletics heats are due to be staged, has been closed since 2013 due to structural problems affecting the roof.