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Many Still Missing 2 Months After Brazil Dam Collapse

Voice of America
26 Mar 2019, 04:09 GMT+10

RIO DE JANEIRO - Firefighters in Brazil are still looking for 93 people who remain missing two months after a dam containing mining waste collapsed in the city of Brumadinho.

The Minas Gerais state Fire Department said Monday that the toll of dead is now 212.

The dam operated by Brazilian mining giant Vale broke on Jan. 25, unleashing a wave of toxic mud that destroyed almost everything on its path and contaminated nearby rivers.

As a result, Vale and other mining companies are now evaluating the state of their facilities in the country.

On Friday, Vale said an independent auditor had found that one of its dams could collapse at any moment.

Communities closest to that structure were evacuated in February.

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