Dam breaks in southeast Brazil, causing an unknown number of casualties

A dam has failed at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil, unleashing an enormous mudflow that buried the mining website and reached a close by group, native officers say. At least 50 folks have been killed.

The incident occurred on early Friday afternoon when a tailings dam holding mining waste failed in Brumadinho, a city in the state of Minas Gerais, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Belo Horizonte.

The Vale mining firm, which operates the mine and owns the dam, confirmed in a press release {that a} breach had occurred, causing a mudflow that hit the work website and elements of the close by group.

Footage proven on native tv confirmed that vehicles, vehicles, buildings, and a cargo practice have been buried by the devastating mudflow. A number of folks have been rescued by helicopter.

Mayor Avimar de Melo Barcelos informed BandNews FM on early Friday night that at the least 50 folks have been killed. He stated 200 to 300 folks are believed to be lacking, however rescue staff are nonetheless in search of survivors.

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