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25 January 2019

Dam collapse in Brazil

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Type of Event:Landslide
Location of Event:Brazil
Date of Charter Activation:2019-01-25
Time of Charter Activation:16:23
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC-02:00
Charter Requestor:CENAD
Activation ID:596
Project Management:Ministry of Regional Development

A dam in the south-eastern town of Brumadinho collapsed killing 58 people. 300 more are missing with rescue efforts underway in the search for survivors.

As the dam collapsed a large volume of sludge buried the sites cafeteria where workers were eating, nearby homes and vehicles were also submerged. In some areas the mud is almost 50ft deep.

The reason for the burst dam is not yet known. Brazil's largest mining company which owns the dam said 305 employees were still missing and 192 have been rescued.

Search teams are continuing to look for survivors using helicopters and digging machinery.

 

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Dam Collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil

Source: Sentinel-2 / Rapideye
Acquired: Sentinel-2: 22/01/2019
Rapideye: 27/01/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
RapidEye © Planet (2019) - All rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Dam Collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil

Source: Sentinel-2 / RapidEye
Acquired: Sentinel-2: 22/01/2019
Rapideye: 27/01/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
RapidEye © Planet (2019) - All rights reserved
Map produced by DLR/ZKI

Dam Collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil

Source: CBERS-4
Acquired: 23/10/2018 and 29/01/2019

Copyright: CBERS-4 © INPE 2019
Map produced by CENAD

Dam Collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 27/01/2019

Copyright: RapidEye © Planet (2019) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD

Dam Collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil

Source: CBERS-4 and RADARSAT-2
Acquired: CBERS-4: 23/10/2018
RADARSAT-2 : 25/11/2018 and 26/01/2019

Copyright: CBERS-4 © INPE 2019
RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2019) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency
Map produced by CENAD

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