10 months 65 dead, 279 missing in Brazil dam collapse Manilatimes |World
BRUMADINHO, Brazil: Brazilian firefighters and Israeli rescue workers poked sticks into treacherous mud Monday (Tuesday in Manila) looking for bodies, as pressure mounted on the mining company responsible for a dam that burst and spilled a flood of iron ore waste. By late in the day, the death toll rose to 65, with 279 people still missing, said Lt. Col. Flavio Godinho of the Civil Defense Department in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. In a sign of the risks posed by the deep mud, Col. Alexandre Ferreira, a doctor with the military police of Minas Gerais, advised rescue crews, ... more