Brazilian officials on Sunday suspended the search for potential survivors of a dam collapse that has killed at least 40 people after fearing that another nearby dam owned by the same company was also at risk of breaching.
Authorities were evacuating several neighborhoods in the southeastern city of Brumadinho that were within range of the dam owned by the Brazilian mining company Vale. There was no immediate word on how many people were evacuated. “Leave here, this is at risk!” police officials told firefighters in a lower-lying area. “Within a little while, more mud will fall.”