May 8, 2009 / 6:33 PM / 9 years ago

Vale iron ore train in N. Brazil halted by floods

SAO PAULO, May 8 (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Vale said on Friday that shipments on its railway used to transport iron ore in the far north of the country had been halted because flooding left the tracks under as much as a meter of water.

Traffic was interrupted at kilometer 765 of the Ferro Carajas railway line which serves the company’s biggest mine in Para state, between the towns of Maraba and Itainopolis, after the Rio Vermelho river burst its banks on Monday.

Vale is the world’s largest iron ore miner. (Reporting by Peter Murphy)

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