Brumadinho dam disaster

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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.[1]

The dam was owned by Vale, the same company which was involved in the 2015 Bento Rodrigues dam disaster.[2]

The dam released a mudflow that advanced over houses in a rural area near the city.[3][4] At least 110 people died as a result of the collapse.

President Jair Bolsonaro, sent three ministers to follow the rescue efforts.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Schvartsman, Fabio (25 January 2019). "Announcement about Brumadinho breach dam" (in Portuguese). Vale. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. "Barragem de rejeitos da Vale se rompe e causa destruição em Brumadinho (MG)" [Vale's Tailing dam collapses and causes destruction in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais]. Correio Braziliense (in Portuguese). 25 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  3. "Clarifications regarding Dam I of the Córrego do Feijão Mine". Vale. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. "Barragem da Vale se rompe em Brumadinho, na Grande BH" [Vale's tailings dam collapses in Brumadinho, in Belo Horizonte metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte]. G1 (in Portuguese). 26 January 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  5. Ernesto, Marcelo. "Em mensagem, Bolsonaro lamenta rompimento de barragem em Brumadinho" [In a message, Bolsonaro mourned the tailing dam collapse in Brumadinho]. Estado de Minas (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 January 2019.