>> The search for the hundreds missing after a dam collapsed in Brazil has resumed. 24,000 people were evacuated on Sunday, after a second dam in the same community risked giving way. However, that warning was later called off. On Friday, a dam at an iron mine collapsed, devastating the mine itself and a local town.
Scores of people have been killed and hundreds more are feared dead. The dam's rupture on Friday released a torrent of mining waste that cut through a nearby community, leaving an 150 meter-wide trail of destruction.>> I saw a noise up there. I wondered what it was. It was like a strong rain slamming down.
When I came down, I saw that there was a mountain of trees, water crashing down, trees toppling over. It was then that I saw it was the dam.>> This is not the first major disaster linked to the miner's onwer, a corporation called Vale SA. Three years ago, Brazil suffered the worst environmental catastrophe in its history when another dam burst at a mining project that Vale was partnered in and poured toxic waste into a river.
19 people were killed in that incident. But Friday's dam collapse has proved deadlier than that.