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Dam bursts in Brazil swamping nearby homes

Sat 07 Nov 2015, 16:35:04

BENTO RODRIGUES (Brazil): Brazilian village destroyed in dam deluge only 25 minutes to escape A state of emergency  From when the first warnings were heard, the Brazilian village of Bento Rodrigues had about 25 minutes to escape.The water from a broken dam holding waste water from the nearby Samarco mine in Minas Gerais state moved fast down the valley. A flood believed to be some 20 metres (65 feet) high swept through the village of 600, destroying homes and livelihoods within minutes.Apart from a few houses spared by being on higher ground, homes are little more than bare walls now. A thick sludge of water and iron ore tore off the roofs and settled over the village like hardening wax, leaving twisted cars perched awkwardly in its wake. Helicopters buzzed overhead, searching for the lost 24 hours after the deluge.One person has been confirmed dead, 13 are reported missing and many more remain unaccounted for after two tailings dams burst on Thursday at the Samarco mine owned by two of the world's largest miners, Vale SA and BHP Billiton .A school in the line of the advancing water was hastily evacuated by teachers, an act which is thought to have saved dozens of lives. "There are heroes in this tragedy," the local mayor Duarte Junior said in acknowledgement of their actions.Can I start with Rs 5 lakh & reach Rs 1 cr in 10 yrs?scripboxSay goodbye to the old ways of doing SIPs.Zipsip
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