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Dam collapses in Minas Gerais, nine confirmed dead, hundreds missing

In this week’s issue: Dam collapses in Minas Gerais, nine confirmed dead, hundreds missing. The worrying status of Brazil’s dams. The week in review.


Dam collapses in Minas Gerais, nine confirmed dead, hundreds missing

A tailings dam collapse on Friday afternoon in the town of Brumadinho, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, has claimed at least nine lives and left hundreds missing. The exact causes of the incident are unclear, and rescue operations have been underway for the last 24 hours. President Jair Bolsonaro will visit the region on Saturday afternoon and stated that the government would...

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