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New dam collapse in Brazil; no casualties reported

AP  |  Rio De Janeiro 

has suffered another collapse, though this time there are no reports of dead or missing.

The says the in Oriente Novo gave way after a waterspout damaged its structure on Friday.

Authorities say there's no risk of contamination from the water, sand and clay that spilled from the owned by the Metalmig company.

A dam owned by giant collapsed on January 25, killing at least 217 people and leaving 84 missing in Minas Gerais state.

said last week that auditors have determined that another dam in that state could collapse at any time and people in three cities practiced evacuation drills on Wednesday.

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First Published: Sun, March 31 2019. 10:35 IST