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Brazil Dam Disaster: Minas Gerais State Files Class Action Suit Against Mining Giant

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BRASILIA, Brazil

The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais will file a civil class action against iron ore mining giant Vale SA as the numbers of deaths caused by the Brumadinho dam disaster rose to 165 this week, with 155 still unaccounted for. An internal October 2018 document from Vale which projected how much a dam collapse in Brumadinho would cost, how many people could die and what would be its causes will be cited, according to the Minas Gerais State Attorney office. The report stated that nine other dams were also at risk of collapsing.