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Authorities in Brazil confirm that 34 people have been killed whilst a further 300 a reported missing following dam collapse




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Rescue teams searching for over 300 people who have went missing following a dam collapse in Brazil, have sadly confirmed that the current death toll stands at 34.

In an announcement made this evening, authorities searching at the site near the city of Belo Horizonte have confirmed that the toll is expected to rise over the coming days ahead.

It is believed that the collapse triggered a large mud-slide which descended on the town of Brumadinho on Friday.

Authorities say a further 300 people are reported missing, whilst 23 have been hospitalised since the disaster.

Rescue teams have also said that their efforts have been significantly hampered as access to the town is extremely difficult following mud-slide.

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