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Brazil dam collapse: Death toll climbs to 58, over 300 still missing

Of the 58 victims, 19 have been identified

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Brazil dam alert
Firefighters on Sunday called for the evacuation of about 24,000 people from the Brazilian town hit by a deadly mudslide from a ruptured mining dam as rains added to concerns of the collapse of a second dam.

The death toll from Brazil's collapsed climbed to 58, with 305 people still missing in southeast Brazil's state, said local authorities.

Of the 58 victims, 19 have been identified. The missing people include residents of the destroyed area and workers from Brazilian company Vale, according to the state fire department, reported on Monday.


First Published: Mon, January 28 2019. 07:02 IST