The public prosecutor's office of the zuidoostelijkste state of Minas Gerais, where the dambreuk in the ijzerertsmijn Corrego do Feijaro has taken place, has said an operation to have launched the "criminal responsibility of the company Vale to evaluate". the
The five engineers in the course of the morning arrested, two in Sao Paulo, the other three in Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais. According to the public prosecutor's office that three employees of the mijnbouwconcern Vale and they are "directly involved" in the granting of "licenses" for the mine to operate. The other two work for the German keuringsbedrijf TÜV SÜD. That company, in september, a certificate that claimed that the dam was stable.
The preventive detention lasts up to thirty days. The prosecution will say that all five hearings and has doorzoekingsbevelen issued.
The balance of the tragedy has in the meantime risen to at least 65 dead and 279 missing.