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Rescuers hunt for hundreds missing in Brazil dam collapse

São Paulo, Brazil (CNN)At least nine people are confirmed dead and hundreds are missing Saturday after a dam burst a day earlier at a Brazilian iron mine, causing severe flooding in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, according to local authorities.The number of missing more than doubled since authorities' last report Friday, hours after the rupture.Aerial footage showed the city of Brumadinho covered in mud. In video Friday from CNN affiliate Record TV, helicopters hovered near the ground as firefighters pulled people from the muck and airlifted them away. Some 279 people have been rescued, Minas Gerais Civil Defense spokesman Officer Sargent Acquiles told CNN. According to Civil Defense, 345 people remain missing. But Vale, the Brazi ...
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