February 1, 2019 / 9:16 PM / 2 years ago

Brazil dam burst death toll rises to 115; 10 people added to list of missing

Rescue workers attend a mass for victims victims of a collapsed tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA, in Brumadinho, Brazil February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The death toll from a dam burst in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho rose to 115 people on Friday, according to the team tasked with recovering bodies from the site.

The rescue and recovery team said that 248 people were now listed as missing, a number that grew by 10 after miner Vale SA, which owned the dam, identified additional workers as unaccounted for.

Reporting by Marcelo Teixeira; Editing by Christian Plumb

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