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Three Bodies Found in Brazil Iron Port Collapse

Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 01:15 PM

Anglo American Plc, the metals producer with mines from Chile to Zimbabwe, said three bodies were found after the collapse of a port used for loading iron- ore shipments on Brazil’s Amazon River.

The cause of the accident at the port of Santana is being investigated as rescuers look for three others missing, Anglo American said.

The search “will continue intensively,” the company said Saturday in an e-mailed statement.

Anglo said Friday an “abnormally large wave of water rushing down the river” in the early morning hours of March 28 dragged vehicles and shipping equipment into the river and may have triggered a landslide at the port.

Anglo has said operations at its nearby Amapa mine, which it agreed in January to sell to Zamin Ferrous Ltd., continue as normal.

 

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