Video captures deadly Brazil dam burst, and rolling mass of mine waste that flowed in its wake – National
February 2, 20190
First, the shadows of clouds roll over the foreground, an ominous harbinger of what’s to come.
Then, finally, it emerges: a gargantuan morass of muddy mining waste, the product of a deadly collapse at a tailings dam owned by the company Vale SA in Brumandinho, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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The dam burst as Vale employees were eating lunch on Jan. 25, and it unleashed a mass of mud that destroyed company structures and flowed into the city, burying homes and leaving only rooftops sticking up above the surface in parts.