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Brazil’s Brumadinho tragedy trial began in Germany

A trial began today in Munich that relatives of the Brumadinho tragedy, the dam that gave way in 2019 in that Brazilian city and caused the death of 272 people, initiated against the German company Tüv Süd, which four months earlier had certified that the dam was in perfect condition.

On January 25, 2019, a dam with wastewater from the Córrego de Feijão mine, owned by the mining company Vale S.A., collapsed and spilled thousands of cubic meters of water and eventually toxic mud over the region of Brumadinho, in the state of Minas Gerais . . .

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