Possible deaths in Brazil as Samarco's iron ore tailing dam breaks

The tailing dam of pellet producer Samarco in Brazil’s south-eastern Minas Gerais state ruptured on Thursday November 5, with an unconfirmed number of deaths reported by the local trade union.

The dam is located at the company’s Germano iron ore mining site near the cities of Ouro Preto and Mariana. “The company is focusing its efforts on helping victims and mitigating environmental damage,” Samarco said. “Authorities have already been...


Ana Paula Camargo

November 05, 2015

21:54 GMT

São Paulo