January 21, 2020 / 6:26 PM / a month ago

Ex-Vale chief charged with murder for role in Brazil dam disaster: documents

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - State prosecutors in Brazil have charged 16 individuals with homicide and environmental crimes for their role in the Brumadinho disaster last January, when a dam owned by miner Vale SA (VALE3.SA) burst, killing hundreds, charging documents showed on Tuesday.

Vale’s then-chie executive, Fabio Schvartsman, was among those charged, the documents showed.

Reporting by Marta Nogueira Writing by Gram Slattery; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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