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The Latest: Death toll from dam collapse rises to 99

The Latest: Death toll from dam collapse rises to 99BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the deadly collapse of a dam at a Brazil iron ore mining complex (all times local):



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Five engineers arrested in Brazil over deadly dam collapse

Five engineers arrested in Brazil over deadly dam collapseFive engineers, including two working for a German company, were arrested in Brazil Tuesday as part of a probe into a deadly dam collapse last week at a mine in the country’s southeast, officials said. Three of the engineers work for Vale, the owner of the mine, and were directly involved in the process of the facility’s operating licenses, the prosecutors’ office in the state of Minas Gerais said. The other two worked for TUEV SUED, a German company that in September carried out the last safety inspection on the collapsed mine.



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Death toll rises to 58 as hope dims after Brazil dam collapse

Death toll rises to 58 as hope dims after Brazil dam collapseRescuers worked past sunset to search a bus thought to have bodies inside and a home where three bodies were already found, state fire department spokesman Pedro Aihara told reporters. The collapsed dam at Vale SA’s Corrego do Feijao mine buried mining facilities and nearby homes in the town of Brumadinho, killing dozens and leaving the community in shock. “Obviously, given the nature of the accident, as time passes, this chance will go down.” After announcing the latest number of confirmed dead, state civil defense agency spokesman Flavio Godinho told reporters he expected the death toll to continue rising.



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Brazil dam collapse: Search for survivors resumes as death toll reaches 58

Brazil dam collapse: Search for survivors resumes as death toll reaches 58Firefighters in Brazil have resumed their search for hundreds of people missing in the wake of a massive dam collapse. The dam burst at Vale’s Corrego do Feijao mine in southeastern Brazil unleashed a torrent of mud on Friday, burying the mining facilities and nearby homes in the town of Brumadinho. Nearly 300 people are still missing, with the list of those unaccounted for being constantly updated, Flavio Godinho, a spokesman for the Minas Gerais civil defense agency, said.



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Brazil dam collapse: Hopes fade for hundreds missing as search suspended in Brumadinho

Brazil dam collapse: Hopes fade for hundreds missing as search suspended in BrumadinhoHopes are fading for hundreds of people still missing after a dam collapse at an iron ore mine in Brazil, after officials suspended the search for survivors amid fears a nearby dam was at risk of breaking as well. Rescue teams had been searching for survivors at the facility near the city of Brumadinho in Minas Gerais state following the collapse of a dam holding back mine waste, sending out waves of mud for several miles. Throughout Saturday, scores of families awaited word on their loved ones as Romeu Zema, governor of Minas Gerais, admitted that most recovery efforts would entail pulling out bodies.



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Hopes dim in search for survivors after Brazil dam collapse

Hopes dim in search for survivors after Brazil dam collapseSearch efforts were paralyzed for much of the day on fears another dam could give way in the Vale SA iron ore mining complex in the state of Minas Gerais. The collapsed dam at Vale’s Corrego do Feijao mine buried mining facilities and nearby homes in the town of Brumadinho and killed at least three dozen people. Firefighters spent Sunday morning evacuating thousands from their homes before resuming search-and-rescue efforts in the afternoon once civil defense authorities ruled out the risk of another dam burst and called off the evacuation.



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The Latest: Deaths from Russia apartment collapse grow to 33

The Latest: Deaths from Russia apartment collapse grow to 33MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the building collapse in Russia (all times local):



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Russia: 4 dead in apartment collapse, apparent gas explosion

Russia: 4 dead in apartment collapse, apparent gas explosionMOSCOW (AP) — At least four people died Monday when an apartment building's section collapsed after an apparent gas explosion in Russia's Ural Mountains region, and hundreds of rescuers searched for survivors under the rubble in the frigid weather.



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6 people injured in jetway collapse at Baltimore-Washington International Airport

6 people injured in jetway collapse at Baltimore-Washington International AirportAt least 6 people were injured, according to a Tweet sent out by BWI airport. However, none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.



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Indonesian Volcano Shrinks After Collapse Triggers Tsunami

Indonesian Volcano Shrinks After Collapse Triggers TsunamiThe height of the more than 90-year-old volcano has been reduced to about 110 meters from 338 meters after eruptions intensified in the past week, according to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation. The eruptions also eroded the mass volume of the volcano to about 40 to 70 million cubic meters from 180 million earlier, it said. The shrinking of the volcano in height and size reduces the risk of another landslide leading to a tsunami, Antonius Ratdomopurbo, secretary of Indonesian energy ministry’s geology agency, told reporters in Jakarta on Saturday.



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