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Brazil: Support centre set up after dam collapse but questions remain03:22

Brazil: Support centre set up after dam collapse but questions remain

Brazil, Brumandinho
January 28, 2019 at 05:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Authorities set up a support centre for families affected by the collapsed dams near Brumandinho on Sunday, stockpiling and distributing supplies, as well as collecting data of people missing in the floods, as the search and rescue operation continues.

Reports indicate at least 300 more people are still missing in areas buried by mud and sludge released from the dams, which are owned by mining giant Vale.

Search and rescue teams were dispatched to the area and evacuations were underway, however, with time passing the odds of finding people alive are growing smaller.

Emergency services began efforts to rescue survivors and residents in the town, who have been urged to flee areas surrounding the Paraopeba River.

The incident is the second to devastate the area in four years, with the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster in 2015, killing at least 17 people.

Brazil: Support centre set up after dam collapse but questions remain03:22
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Authorities set up a support centre for families affected by the collapsed dams near Brumandinho on Sunday, stockpiling and distributing supplies, as well as collecting data of people missing in the floods, as the search and rescue operation continues.

Reports indicate at least 300 more people are still missing in areas buried by mud and sludge released from the dams, which are owned by mining giant Vale.

Search and rescue teams were dispatched to the area and evacuations were underway, however, with time passing the odds of finding people alive are growing smaller.

Emergency services began efforts to rescue survivors and residents in the town, who have been urged to flee areas surrounding the Paraopeba River.

The incident is the second to devastate the area in four years, with the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster in 2015, killing at least 17 people.

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