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The number of people killed in the dam accident in Brazil rose to 142

Xinhua News Agency, Rio de Janeiro, 5 February The Brazilian fire department of Minas Gerais reported on the 5th that the dam-breaking accident in the state had caused 142 deaths and 194 missing.

Fire Department spokesperson Pedro Ayala said that the search and rescue work began on the same day at 6:50 in the morning. A total of 22 locations were searched, 10 helicopters were dispatched, as well as ships, excavators, and land and water. Use equipment such as cars. The identity of 122 victims has been confirmed.

According to a report released by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation of Brazil on the 5th, the residents of Brumadinho, which is most affected by the dam accident, are facing the threat of post-disaster disease, especially yellow fever. Disease, dengue fever, schistosomiasis and leptospirosis, the affected population may also be adversely affected in the spirit.

A dam break occurred on January 25th in an iron ore scrap mine dam in Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. The mine dam belongs to the Brazilian Vale Company. After the dam breaks, the mud flows down the river and destroys a large number of buildings along the way.

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