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Neglect led to the Mariana tragedy

samarco tragedy dam
“Samarco wanted to kill us, but Jesus saved us.”

This series about the Mariana dam collapse was originally published by Brio, in Portuguese. It was translated by Gustavo Ribeiro and edited by Christine Bootes


Chapter 5: A Tragedy In Many Acts

The days off given by Samarco weren’t enough for Renato, the truck driver at the dam, to forget what he had witnessed on November 5. He was still recovering from the funeral of a coworker of his who wasn’t as lucky to make it out alive. In the company Renato worked for, there were seven casualties – but Renato was skeptical of the official data given by Samarco...

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