Death Toll In Brazil Mine Disaster Jumps To 58 [PHOTOS]

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Updated January 28, 2019
A helicopter provides support to the work of rescuers and firefighters in the search for victims, four days after the collapse of a dam at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil’s giant mining company Vale near the town of Brumadinho, state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, on January 28, 2019. Mauro Pimentel / AFP

 

The number of people killed by the collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mining complex rose to 58, with those still missing rising to 305, civil defense officials said Sunday.

After search operations, “the number has increased to 305 people missing and 58 dead,” Minas Gerais state civil defense spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Flavio Godinho told reporters. He said rescuers had found a bus filled with human bodies.

Rescuers and firefighters remove the body of a victim from a pile of mud and debris, four days after the collapse of a dam at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil’s giant mining company Vale near the town of Brumadinho, state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, on January 28, 2019. The search for survivors intensified on Monday, on its fourth day,
Mauro Pimentel / AFP