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Brazilian rescuers searching for 19 missing people after dams burst; cause still unknown

November
7
,
2015
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MARIANA, Brazil — Searchers used small airplanes and a drone Saturday to look for 19 people confirmed as missing following the burst of two dams inside an iron ore mine, while authorities lowered the official death count to one. The Fire...

Dams burst at iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil, killing 1, coating town in mud

November
6
,
2015
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MARIANA, Brazil — Brazilian rescuers searched feverishly Friday for possible survivors after two dams burst at an iron ore mine in a southeastern mountainous area. Authorities said one person was killed. The accident unleashed a possibly...