Brazil bridge collapse: Toll climbs to 58 in Brumadinho disaster, 300 still missing; firefighters continue search ops

Firefighters on Monday carefully moved over mud, in search of survivors or bodies four days after the dam collapsed in Brazil, burying mine buildings and surrounding neighborhoods with iron ore waste.

FP Staff January 28, 2019 21:32:35 IST
The toll rose to 58 in the dam collapse incident which brought down the structure holding back mine waste in southeastern Brazil on Monday. During the rescue operation, more bodies were uncovered from deep mud with the help of helicopters. Reuters
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The toll rose to 58 in the dam collapse incident which brought down the structure holding back mine waste in southeastern Brazil on Monday. During the rescue operation, more bodies were uncovered from deep mud with the help of helicopters. Reuters
An estimated 300 people were still missing and authorities expected the toll to increase. Meanwhile, the search operation became more challenging due to intermittent rains. AP
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An estimated 300 people were still missing and authorities expected the toll to increase. Meanwhile, the search operation became more challenging due to intermittent rains. AP
Firefighters on Monday carefully moved through mud piles, in search of survivors or bodies four days after the dam collapsed, burying mine buildings and surrounding neighbourhoods with iron ore waste. AP
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Firefighters on Monday carefully moved through mud piles, in search of survivors or bodies four days after the dam collapsed, burying mine buildings and surrounding neighbourhoods with iron ore waste. AP
A bridge also collapsed due to flooding triggered by the dam collapse near Brumadinho in Brazil. AP
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A bridge also collapsed due to flooding triggered by the dam collapse near Brumadinho in Brazil. AP
Members of the rescue team carry a recovered body after the tailings dam owned by a Brazilian mining company, Vale SA, collapsed on Monday. Reuters
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Members of the rescue team carry a recovered body after the tailings dam owned by a Brazilian mining company, Vale SA, collapsed on Monday. Reuters