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Hundreds missing after dam with mine waste collapses in Brazil

Updated : January 27, 2019 03:08 PM IST

A dam that held back mining waste collapsed Friday in Brazil, inundating a nearby community in reddish-brown sludge, killing at least 30 people and leaving over 300 people missing.

A road is blocked after a dam collapsed near Brumadinho, Brazil. (Leo Drumond/Nitro via AP)
A road is blocked after a dam collapsed near Brumadinho, Brazil. (Leo Drumond/Nitro via AP)
An aerial view shows flooding triggered by a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil. (Bruno Correia/Nitro via AP)
An aerial view shows flooding triggered by a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil. (Bruno Correia/Nitro via AP)
An aerial view shows flooding triggered by the collapsed dam. (Bruno Correia/Nitro via AP)
An aerial view shows flooding triggered by the collapsed dam. (Bruno Correia/Nitro via AP)
An aerial view after the dam collapsed near Brumadinho. (Bruno Correia/Nitro via AP)
An aerial view after the dam collapsed near Brumadinho. (Bruno Correia/Nitro via AP)
A structure lays in ruins after the dam collapsed near Brumadinho. (Leo Drumond/Nitro via AP)
A structure lays in ruins after the dam collapsed near Brumadinho. (Leo Drumond/Nitro via AP)
Cattle are covered by mining debris after a mine collapsed near Brumadinho. (Leo Drumond/Nitro via AP)
Cattle are covered by mining debris after a mine collapsed near Brumadinho. (Leo Drumond/Nitro via AP)
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