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Brazil’s Pará de Minas issues alert on dam rupture risk

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The City Hall of Pará de Minas, a municipality in Minas Gerais, on Sunday, January 9, issued an emergency alert to all families living below the Carioca Dam. All residents are advised to leave their homes due to the risk of the dam rupturing.

Residents of Pitangui, Onça de Pitangui, São João e Cima, Casquilho de Baixo, Casquilho de Cima and Conceição do Pará were also alerted.

Mayor Elias Diniz said that he has provided shelter and social services teams to accommodate residents. The city hall will offer shelter to those who . . .

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