Budget cuts blamed for fire in Brazil's National Museum

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Budget cuts blamed for fire in Brazil's National Museum

Sep 04, 2018 07:59 IST

As Brazil deals with the aftermath of the destruction of its oldest scientific institution, there were protests outside the ruins of the once imposing structure. Budget cuts for culture and education are being blamed for the tragedy, even as the government spent billions on the Olympics and major construction projects. Most of the museum's 20 million strong collection is believed to have been destroyed.

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