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Death toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 134

Feb 05, 2019 - 7:17 AM

A fire services spokesman says it is possible that not all the bodies will be located and recovered

DAM COLLAPSE. A rescuer searches for victims of Friday's dam collapse near the town of Brumadinho, state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, on January 28, 2019. Photo by Douglas Magno/AFP

Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 121 dead, 226 missing

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:05 AM

All those listed as missing are presumed dead, with no survivors being found over the past week

Brazil dam collapse toll rises to 84, mining firm's output to be hit

Jan 30, 2019 - 6:12 PM

No survivors have been found in the disaster site since Saturday, only bodies

Friends and relatives of Edmayra Samara, 28, one of the victims of the recent dam collapse, carry her coffin during the funeral at the municipal cemetery in the city of Brumadinho, state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, on January 29, 2019. - Five engineers, including two working for a German company, were arrested in Brazil Tuesday as part of a probe into a deadly dam collapse last week that left at least 65 dead and 300 missing, at a mine in the country's southeast, officials said. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel / AFP)

Hope fades for 300 missing in Brazil dam disaster

Jan 26, 2019 - 2:13 PM

(UPDATED) The local governor says 'odds are minimal' that they would be found alive

Aerial view showing firemen looking for people in heavy machinery (L and R) and a locomotive (C) after the collapse of a dam which belonged to Brazil's giant mining company Vale, near the town of Brumadinho in southeastern Brazil, on January 25, 2019. - A dam collapse in southeast Brazil unleashed a torrent of mud on a riverside town and surrounding farmland Friday, destroying houses, leaving 200 people missing and raising fears of a number of deaths, according to officials. (Photo by Douglas Magno / AFP)

Brazilian prosecutors sue BHP, Vale for $43B over mine tragedy

May 04, 2016 - 4:40 PM

UPDATED The civil suit calls on the co owners of the Samarco mine dam to completely compensate for the November 2015 disaster

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 6, 2015 shows a general view where a dam burst in the village of Bento Rodrigues near Mariana in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Shares in Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton plummeted seven percent in Sydney on May 4, 2016, after it revealed Brazil has filed a 43 billion USD lawsuit against it and co-owner Vale over the Samarco mine disaster. A dam at the mine they co-own broke on November 5 last year, spewing a deadly wall of mud and water that swamped a village, killed at least 17 and polluted a huge swath of river basin. / AFP PHOTO / Douglas Magno

Death toll rises as toxic mudslide hits Brazil village

Nov 06, 2015 - 11:32 PM

Mariana fire chief Adao Severino Junior says there could be more than 40 people missing but a new death toll may not be released until relatives of the victims are notified

MUDSLIDE. A handout picture made available by the Brazilian Secretary of State for Health in Mariana, Juliano Duarte, on 06 November 2015 shows the place where a mudslide took place near the Gerais Mines in Brazil. Photo by Juliano Duarte/Secretario de Salud de Mariana/EPA

Brazil court orders suspension of activity at Amazonian mine

Aug 16, 2015 - 12:53 AM

Prosecutors argue that pollution from the Onca Puma mine in northern Brazil s Para state causes fetal deformations and serious diseases

MINING. Aerial view of the mining site of Vale, the biggest Brazilian mining company, in Para state, Brazil, on August 6, 2013. File photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Cyclone batters Australia's Great Barrier Reef coast

Apr 12, 2014 - 12:02 PM

Australia s Barrier Reef coast is taking a battering from a tropical cyclone which knocked out power and phones but no deaths or major devastation is reported

The best Tumblr moments of 2013

Dec 22, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Here s the lowdown on what the year was like on microblogging site Tumblr Get ready for a year of memes fandoms and radical changes

2013. A year of memes, fandoms, and changes. Image by Mara Mercado/Rappler