Relatives of the dead and victims who lost their houses hold a protest and memorial one month after a Vale mine dam collapsed in the town of Brumadinho in central Brazil, burying hundreds of people in mud.
Courtesy: TV Bandeirantes
Shocking CCTV footage released on Friday captures the moment a dam at an iron ore mine collapsed in the south-eastern city of Brumadinho on January 25, resulting in a deadly mudslide overrunning the area and destroying buildings in its wake.
The mudslide can be seen engulfing the company canteen of mining giant Vale, who were responsible for the collapse, as well as neighbouring buildings.
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A protest is held in front of Vale headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, three days after a mine dam owned by the company collapsed, leaving hundreds missing in Brumadinho, in Minas Gerais state. Protesters are demanding for the re-nationalization of the mining company which was run by the state until 1997.
An alarm warning of an imminent mining dam rupture went up early Sunday in Brumadinho, the same Brazilian community where a dam collapsed killing 37 with hundreds more feared dead, firefighters and the mining company said. The alert, warning of dangerously high water levels at a dam that is part of the Corrego do Feijao mining complex in southeastern Brazil, went off at 5:30 am (0730 GMT), a statement by the mining company Vale said. A dam at the same mining site burst Friday, spewing millions of tons of treacherous sludge and engulfing buildings, vehicles and roads.
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