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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of people killed in the collapse of a dam, belonging to the Vale company, in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais' Brumadinho municipality grew to 224, the G1 news outlet reported, citing local civil defence forces.

    Previous reports suggested that 217 people had been killed in the incident.

    According to the recent figures, 69 individuals are reported missing.

    READ MORE: Dam in Brazil's Barao de Cocais May Collapse Any Moment — Reports

    A tailing dam at Vale's Corrego do Feijao mine in the Brumadinho municipality collapsed on January 25, triggering heavy mud floods that caused multiple fatalities and injuries. Search and rescue operation continues.


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