A boy looks at an area in the community of Casa Grande affected by a sludge after the collapse, two days ago, of a dam at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil's giant mining company Vale near the town of Brumadinho. Photo: AFP

Search for survivors, despair in Brazil amid dam collapse

  • At least 37 people have been killed, but number expected to increase as rescue and recovery teams get to hardest hit areas
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A boy looks at an area in the community of Casa Grande affected by a sludge after the collapse, two days ago, of a dam at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil's giant mining company Vale near the town of Brumadinho. Photo: AFP
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Police officers are seen after a dam, owned by Brazilian miner Vale SA, burst in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil January 25, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Brazil’s Vale hit with first fine over dam disaster

  • US$66.5 million fine levied against company by the government’s environmental protection agency Ibama
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Police officers are seen after a dam, owned by Brazilian miner Vale SA, burst in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil January 25, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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