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Death Toll in Dam Collapse in Southwestern Brazil Rises to 50
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Death Toll in Dam Collapse in Southwestern Brazil Rises to 50

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Mexico City, Jan 26 : The number of people killed by collapse of the dam, owned by the Brazilian mining corporation Vale, has increased up to 50 people, local media reported.

Avimar de Melo, mayor of the municipality of Brumadinho, located in the southwestern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, said that 50 people had been killed by the disaster pointing out that more details remained unknown due to the rapidly changing situation, according to the Hoje em Dia newspaper.

The dam collapsed on Friday causing heavy mood floods that hit the Brumadinho municipality. On late Friday media reported about at least 200 people missing after the disaster. (UNI)