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Source: BBC

Brazil’s dam disaster

Friday 16:21 GMT

In a statement later sent to the BBC, Vale said: “The speed of dam breach and the lack of any signs prevented the activation of the emergency system that would have sounded the dam sirens.”

When the dam was breached, a tidal wave of red sludge surged through the valley with such force, that everything in its way was crushed. In the cemetery, gravedigger 63-year-old Atenaguos Moreira de Jesus explains that one of the hardest parts of his job is supporting families when body parts rather than whole bodies have been recovered.


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