18 July 2024,   07:00
58 dead and 300 missing - Death toll rises in Brazil

The death toll rose to 58 and was expected to keep climbing more than two days after the disaster.

Just over 300 people were still missing, with the list of those unaccounted for being constantly updated, Godinho said. Most of the missing are presumed dead, officials said.

The cause of the dam burst remained unclear. Recent inspections did not indicate any problems, according to the German firm that conducted the inspection.