A landslide at the Vale mine in Brazil kills people in the vicinity of the 2019 dam disaster | Instant News


RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A landslide at a mine operated by iron ore giant Vale SA killed one person on Friday, the company said, at a location not far from where a mining dam operated by the same company exploded in 2019 and killed hundreds. person. .

According to Vale, the person who died was employed by a third-party company and was operating a bulldozer when a landslide at the Córrego do Feijão mine in Minas Gerais state hit him.

The mine is very close to the town of Brumadinho, the site of the dam disaster in 2019.

Vale said it was working with authorities to find the cause of the landslide, adding it had suspended maintenance activities until safety studies could be carried out.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; editing by Grant McCool

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