Monday, January 28, 2019

Death Toll In Brazil Disaster Hits 58 With 305 Missing


The death toll from Brazil’s collapsed mining dam climbed to 58, with 305 people still missing in southeast Brazil’s state of Minas Gerais, said authorities.

The dam owned by the Brazilian mining giant Vale collapsed Friday afternoon in Brumadinho in the state of Minas Gerais.

The collapse also caused a mud wave to flow down the river, destroying administrative areas of Vale and nearby residences as well.

Brazilian officials on Sunday suspended the search for potential survivors and evacuated thousands of local residents amid fears that another nearby dam owned by the same company could also collapse. But the search efforts have now resumed following the alarm.


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