Brasilia: Over a dozen people have reportedly been killed and at least 45 more are missing after a dam burst in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
The dam collapsed near a mining operation. Rescue operations and evacuations are underway. The dam burst near a working mine in a rural area in Rio de Janeiro.
Rescue teams are on site looking for survivors. The exact number of dead and injured is still unknown. The Iron and Metals Extraction Union said that between 15 and 16 people have been killed and 45 remain missing.