Brazil arrests 5 in deadly mine dam collapse

Brazil arrests 5 in deadly mine dam collapse

Five engineers were arrested in Brazil on Tuesday as part of a probe into a deadly dam collapse last week. Three of the engineers work for Vale, the owner of the mine, while two others worked for a German company that had carried out the last safety inspection on the collapsed mine. The disaster has claimed the lives of at least 65 people and another 279 are missing.

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'It's not believable that "dams of such magnitude, run by one of the largest mining companies in the world, would break suddenly without any indication of vulnerability," the judge wrote in the decision, according to news portal UOL.' I agree with this judge. There would be signs of problems that the inspectors should have noticed. I am willing to bet they were cutting corners to save money.

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