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The aftermath of the dam collapse

The Brumadinho dam disaster occurred on 25 January 2019 when a tailings dam at an iron ore mine in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil suffered a collapsed and exploded.

The dam was owned by Vale, the same company which was involved in the 2015 Bento Rodrigues dam disaster.

The dam released a mudflow that advanced over houses in a rural area near the city. At least 110 people died as a result of the collapse.

President Jair Bolsonaro, sent three ministers to follow the rescue efforts.

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