Massive Casualties, Hundreds Missing After Dam Breaks, Causes Mudslides

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January 26, 2019Jan 26, 2019

A tragic news story is coming in out of Brazil this weekend. A dam has collapsed and the rushing water has caused massive mudslides in the region.

The water poured onto the surrounding areas after the dam was destroyed. Now, rescuers are doing their best to try and reach any survivors from the massive catastrophe.

"Local firefighters said the number of missing in the area could be at least 300, after a dam collapse caused a huge mud slide in a mining complex in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The dam's cafeteria, where workers were eating lunch, was buried by the sludge," reported the BBC.

Officials in the area have been working around the clock on their recovery efforts. However, the State Governor said there is very little chance that many victims will be found alive. At this time, 9 people have been confirmed dead from the mudslide.

"It is not clear what caused the collapse of the dam, owned by Brazil's largest mining company, Vale. This incident comes just over three years after another dam burst in Mariana, also in Minas Gerais. Nineteen people were killed, in what is considered to be Brazil's worst environmental disaster," reported BBC.

Please join us in praying for everyone who has been impacted by this terrible tragedy. We pray for God's hand to be upon the region as so many people go through this awful time. We also pray for the victims, their families, and the rescuers.