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VIDEO: No injuries after a landslide at Itaminas mine near Brumadinho

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Civil Defense agents from the city of Sarzedo, in Greater Belo Horizonte, Brazil, are carrying out inspections after a landslide of part of a slope on Itaminas iron ore project.

According to the Fire Department, workers were carrying out soil removal work and there was a landslide about 1 km from one of the dams.

According to the company, the debris hit a truck, a backhoe, and a car but there was no one inside the cars at the time of the accident.

On Twitter, journalist Gabriel Moraes shared a video of the moment of the accident.

Esse vídeo dá uma melhor dimensão sobre a situação, que parece não ter sido tão grave como se imaginava. Impossível não ver a primeira imagem e não lembrar de Brumadinho pic.twitter.com/Q8xJCijbyY

— Gabriel Moraes (@gabrieumoraes) August 9, 2021

Itaminas complex is close to Córrego do Feijão, in Brumadinho, where a Vale dam failure killed 270 people in 2019.

Credit: Gabriel Moraes – Twitter

According to Itaminas, there was no environmental damage or any damage to the company’s dam in the region.

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