After the dambreuk of last Friday, in Brumadinho, in the southeast of Brazil, the death toll has risen to 110 victims. There are 238 people missing, informed the Brazilian civil protection Thursday. It is feared that the number of fatalities will continue to rise.
The rescue services suspect that the opportunity, after a week still survivors to be found is negligible. The last survivors were Saturday morning found.
The dam of the ijzerertsmijn in Brumadinho, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, went the previous Friday. There was a huge mudslide that houses, people and animals annihilated and buried. In total an area of about 290 hectares, about as big as 400 football fields, covered with almost 12 million cubic meters of sludge.
The rescue efforts, concentrate on the cafeteria of the mining company Vale, where many of the victims were in when the dambreuk took place. “The bodies that we found today, layers in the immediate vicinity of the cafeteria,” said brandweerwoordvoerder Pedro Aihara.
The owner of the mine, the family of the victims have money. The company is willing to per dead or missing to 100,000 Reais (23.600 euros) to pay. It goes according to a spokesman for a voluntary gesture and not compensation. Earlier, the company decided to no bonuses to its executives.