Bento Rodrigues in Minas Gerais state, after the dam bursts at a mining site 7km away sent sludge pouring down on the town. Photo: AFP

Sound of dams bursting saved lives in Brazilian town buried by sludge

Hundreds of survivors were taking shelter on Friday in a gym in the nearby city of Mariana, as donations of food, clothing and mattresses poured in.

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Bento Rodrigues in Minas Gerais state, after the dam bursts at a mining site 7km away sent sludge pouring down on the town. Photo: AFP
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