Two dead, dozens missing after dams burst at Brazil mine




 
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Two dead, dozens missing after dams burst at Brazil mine
 
November 6th, 2015  
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Two dead, dozens missing after dams burst at Brazil mine
By Stephen Eisenhammer MARIANA, Brazil (Reuters) - Casualties from two collapsed dams at a Brazilian iron ore mine owned by BHP Billiton and Vale mounted on Friday as rescue teams searched for dozens missing in the mud and debris left by the flood that devastated a village in the country's southeast. Firefighters confirmed 30 injuries and at least two deaths, but said the count was likely to rise as pouring rain slowed the search and mudslides knocked out roads and cell towers. "I heard screaming and saw the water coming fast, about 15 (49 feet) or 20 meters (66 feet) high," said survivor Antonio Santos, a construction worker who was at home in the village of Bento Rodrigues when the dams broke on Thursday afternoon.




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