August 13, 2014 / 4:47 PM / in 3 years

Brazil's Rousseff cancels campaign events after Campos death

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled all campaign activities for three days following the death of opposition candidate Eduardo Campos on Wednesday, Rousseff’s Workers’ Party said.

Campos’ private jet crashed in bad weather in the coastal city of Santos, just south of Sao Paulo, as it was preparing to land. [ID:nL2N0QJ17X]

Brazil’s presidential election is set to take place on Oct. 5.

Reporting by Anthony Boadle, editing by G Crosse

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