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Dam collapse in Brumadinho kills dozens in echoes of Mariana tragedy

A tailings dam collapse on Friday afternoon in the town of Brumadinho, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, has claimed at least 34 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 do “everything in [its] power to minimize the damage.”

The catastrophe comes just over three years after the Mariana dam collapse, which saw 50 million cubic meters of tailings empty into...

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