‘Run to the pickup!’: One worker’s unlikely escape from death as dam bursts

Members of a rescue team search for victims after a tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA collapsed, in Brumadinho, Brazil January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Washington Alves

BRUMADINHO, Brazil (Reuters) – For Marco Antonio Ribeiro da Silva, a 39-year-old maintenance worker at iron ore miner Vale SA, God took the form of a Toyota Hilux pickup truck last Friday afternoon. Leaders at the local mining union in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho, where a tailings dam burst on Friday, likely burying over […]

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