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Death toll rises after dæmningskollaps

the Number of fatalities continues to rise, according to a dam on Friday has collapsed in Brazil. rescue workers have recovered 58 deaths, while the number of

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Death toll rises after dæmningskollaps

the Number of fatalities continues to rise, according to a dam on Friday has collapsed in Brazil.

rescue workers have recovered 58 deaths, while the number of missing has risen to 305.

It was stated by a spokesman for the brazilian civil defense late Sunday night local time. And the number of deaths is expected to continue to rise.

The typing of the news agencies Reuters and AFP.

Since the dam, which is owned by the mining company Vale, broke down on Friday, it sent huge amounts of water out of the city of Brumadinho, in the brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

The chief executive of Vale, Fabio Schvartsman, and the governor of Minas Gerais, Romeu Zema, has on Sunday warned that hope is running out to find more survivors.

- From now on, there is only minimal chances of finding more alive. It most likely is, that we only find the bodies, it sounded from Zema.

Dozens of helicopters are put into redningsoperationen, as the many layers of mud is dangerous for the rescue teams.

Many of the missing are miners, working for the Vale. The workers were at lunch, when the dam collapsed.

According to my company director was sent large amounts of mud into the lunch room.

the Pond above the dam could hold 12 million cubic meters of water. It was about to be discontinued.

Sunday was the rescue efforts put temporarily on hold as the authorities sounded the alarm, because of fears that yet another dam owned by the Vale should break down in the vicinity of Brumadinho.

the Authorities have, however, subsequently downplayed the risk, which the rescue operation has been able to continue.

In 2015 collapsed a third of vale's dams in the town of Mariana, which also is located in the state of Minas Gerais, which killed 19 people.

It led to one of the worst ecological disasters in Brazil's history, in which about 250,000 people were left without drinking water.

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