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Brazil: Dozens feared dead after iron ore tailings dam collapses

An iron ore tailings dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton burst on Thursday (5 November) in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, killing as many as 16 people, local media reported. Brazilian miner Samarco, said it had not determined why the dam burst or the extent of the disaster at its Germano mine near the town of Mariana. Nov 6, 2015