Dam breaches

A woman who lost a relative lights candles outside a church after a Mass for the victims of a mine dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. The dam failure unleashed a surge of mud that buried buildings adjoining the dam and several parts of the nearby city of Brumadinho. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
February 01, 2019 - 1:57 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — A week after the deadly collapse of a mining dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, dozens paid homage to the 110 victims killed and 238 who are still missing, while newly released video footage showed the moment that a powerful wave of waste began sweeping over...
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Tereza Ferreira Nascimento, center, her sister-in-law Sonia Santos, left, and her brother Pedro Ferreira dos Santos dig with garden tools in search of the body of Tereza's and Pedro's missing brother Paulo Giovane Santos, days after a mining company's dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. "We are here since Friday taking turns between brothers, brothers-in-law, searching for the body so that we can at least give him a dignified burial,” said Nascimento, holding back tears. “So far it has been in vain.” (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
January 30, 2019 - 4:00 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — Under a scorching sun, Tereza Ferreira Nascimento on Wednesday dug through the mud with garden tools and her hands in search of her brother Paulo Giovane dos Santos, resigned to the reality that he was most likely dead six days after the collapse of a Brazilian dam holding...
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An aerial view shows a collapsed bridge caused by flooding triggered by a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The dam that held back mining waste collapsed, inundating a nearby community in reddish-brown sludge, killing at least seven people and leaving scores of others missing. (Bruno Correia/Nitro via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 1:29 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the deadly collapse of a dam at a Brazil iron ore mining complex (all times local): 5 p.m. A spokesman for the Minas Gerais Fire Department in Brazil says it's still too early to say when the search for victims of the collapsed dam will be called off. Pedro...
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A Pataxo Ha-ha-hae indigenous woman points toward the Paraopeba River as she speaks to a member of the Brazilian Environmental Institute (IBAMA) in her village, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Mining giant Vale representatives insisted that the slow-moving mud spreading down the Paraopeba River following the Jan. 25 collapse is composed mostly of silica, or sand, and is non-toxic, but environmental groups contend the iron ore mine waste contains high levels of iron oxide that could cause irreversible damage. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
January 29, 2019 - 3:46 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian authorities arrested five people Tuesday in connection with a dam collapse that killed at least 65 people and left nearly 300 missing, and dead fish were seen downstream floating at the banks of a river that an indigenous community depends on for food and water...
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Israeli rescue specialists arrive at a site where a body was found inside a vehicle stuck in the mud, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Firefighters on Monday carefully moved over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies four days after a dam collapse that buried mine buildings and surrounding neighborhoods with iron ore waste. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
January 28, 2019 - 4:04 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on that collapse of an iron ore mining company's dam in Brazil (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Officials say the death toll from the mine dam collapse in Brazil has increased to 65 people and that 279 people are missing. The death toll earlier Monday stood at 60...
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Firefighters pull a body from the mud days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Firefighters on Monday carefully moved over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies four days after a dam collapse that buried mine buildings and surrounding neighborhoods with iron ore waste. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
January 28, 2019 - 3:16 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian firefighters and Israeli rescue workers carefully moved over treacherous mud — sometimes walking, sometimes crawling — during their search Monday for survivors or bodies following a dam collapse that buried buildings for an iron ore mining complex and inundated...
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Rescue work try to reach a cow that is stuck in a field of mud, two days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Brazilian officials on Sunday suspended the search for potential survivors of a dam collapse that has killed at least 40 people amid fears that another nearby dam owned by the same company was also at risk of breaching. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
January 27, 2019 - 7:04 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian rescue crews returned to mud-covered flats Sunday to resume the search for hundreds of people missing in the wake of a dam collapse after the operation was suspended for several hours over fears that a second dam was at risk of breach. The Civil Defense office in...
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Emerson dos Santos stands on the debris of her mother's house in Brumadinho, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Rescuers in helicopters on Saturday searched for survivors while firefighters dug through mud in a huge area in southeastern Brazil buried by the collapse of a dam holding back mine waste, with at least nine people dead and up to 300 missing. Dos Santos' mother was not in the house and survived the tragedy. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
January 27, 2019 - 5:42 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The latest on the deadly mine waste dam collapse in southeastern Brazil (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The Civil Defense office in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has raised the number of confirmed deaths in a dam collapse to 58. More than 300 people are still missing...
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An aerial view shows a destroyed house after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Rescuers searched for survivors in a huge area in southeastern Brazil buried by mud from the collapse of dam holding back mine waste, with several people dead and hundreds missing. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
January 26, 2019 - 5:29 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a dam holding back mine waste in southeastern Brazil rose to 40 on Saturday as searchers flying in helicopters and rescuers laboring in deep mud uncovered more bodies. An estimated 300 people were still missing and authorities expected...
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An aerial view shows flooding triggered by a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Brazilian mining company Vale SA said it didn’t yet have information on deaths or injuries at the dam but said that tailings have reached the community of Vila Ferteco. (Bruno Correia/Nitro via AP)
January 25, 2019 - 4:30 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A dam that held back mining waste collapsed Friday in Brazil, inundating a nearby community in reddish-brown sludge and leaving an estimated 200 people missing, authorities and the mining company said. Parts of the city of Brumadinho were evacuated, and firefighters rescued people...
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