Record torrent has swept away over 40 persons in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, officials say. According to the Brazil Weather service, 17cm of rain fell in the province on Saturday, a volume that has not been experienced in 110 years of record keeping.
The volume of deluge has led to floods and landslides, with at list 30 persons confirmed dead and 17 others missing. This disaster comes after a man made one last year killed over 200 people in a municipal in the state called Brumadinho. A dam containing toxic waste from a mining company called vale fell – burying the victims. The accident was caused by negligence with 16 people from the firm and a german auditing company – Tüv Süd facing murder charges.
This anniversary disaster led to more than 2,500 persons been forced out of their homes, those are the lucky ones. Brazilian television have also been showing footage of houses buried in mud. Rescue teams are spraying water on the red mud to search for bodies.
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