Brazil dam collapse: Search for survivors resumes as death toll reaches 58

Brumadinho, Brazil, Jan 28 - People look over a road buried in mining waste a day after the collapse of a dam belonging to Brazil's mining company Vale, in Brumadinho, Brazil. Brazilian rescuers were searching for some 300 missing people after a tailings dam burst on Friday at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA, the second major dam disaster involving the company in just over three years. No-one was rescued alive on Sunday near the south-eastern town of Brumadinho as the number of dead rose to 58. Minas Gerais is still recovering from the collapse in November 2015 of a larger dam that killed 19 people in Brazil's worst environmental disaster. Photo courtesy of Empresa Brasil de Comunicação

Last Updated: 2019-01-28

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size