Death toll from Brazilian dam collapse hits 142, with 194 missing

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-02-06 13:46
Members of a rescue team sit in a boat on Paraopeba River as they search for victims of a collapsed tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA, in Brumadinho, Brazil Feb 4, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

RIO DE JANEIRO - The death toll from the collapse of a tailings dam in Brumadinho in Brazil's southeastern state of Minas Gerais reached 142 on Tuesday, local authorities said.

Out of the 142 bodies retrieved, 122 have been identified. A total of 194 people, among whom are residents of the destroyed neighborhoods and employees of Vale, the dam's owner, remain missing.

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