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Dam Bursts in Brazil Burying Hundreds Under Tons of Mud

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A little over three years after the worst environmental disaster registered in Brazil, another dam has broken in the state of Minas Gerais, leaving at least ten dead and hundreds still missing as thousands of tons of mud swept over the town of Brumadinho.

“When I heard that that the dam had broken I had thought that it was a test, but in less than thirty seconds it all came down. Lots of people are dead. In just seconds,” said one Vale employee in a WhatsApp recording to . . .

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