Aug 13 (Reuters) - U.S.-traded stocks of Brazilian companies fell on Wednesday after reports that presidential candidate Eduardo Campos of Brazil was killed in a plane crash.
A private jet carrying Campos, who is running third in polls ahead of Brazil’s October presidential election, crashed in the city of Santos, according to a source in Campos’s political party.
GloboNews said Campos had been killed in the crash.
An index of shares of Brazilian companies traded in U.S. exchanges fell 1.7 percent with Petrobras down as much as 5.9 percent before trading down 1.9 percent at $15.87.
The Ishares MSCI Brazil ETF dropped 1.1 percent to $48.27.
Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama