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The Latest: Israeli Searchers to Help Brazil in Dam Collapse

The Latest: Israeli Searchers to Help Brazil in Dam Collapse

Sunday, 27 January 2019 04:38 AM

BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the deadly mine waste dam collapse in southeastern Brazil (all times local):

5:20 a.m.

The Israeli military says a search-and-rescue delegation has left for to Brazil to assist the victims of a mining waste dam collapse.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus says a delegation of 130 men and women is on its way Sunday to the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte.

He says the delegation is expected to stay for a week and will look for survivors after the collapse of a dam holding back mining waste. As of Saturday night, the death toll in the dam collapse stood at 40 dead with up to 300 people estimated to be missing.

Conricus says his delegation includes K-9 forces, firefighters and a special underwater unit.

The military is responding to an order from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who offered the aid to his close ally, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

1 a.m.

Hope that loved ones had survived a tsunami of iron ore mine waste from a dam collapse in Brazil was turning to anguish and anger over the increasing likelihood that many of the hundreds of people missing had died.

By Saturday night, when authorities called off rescue efforts until day break, the death toll stood at 40 dead with up to 300 people estimated to be missing. Throughout the day, helicopters flew low over areas buried by mud and firefighters worked to get to structures by digging.

Sonia Fatima da Silva was among the scores in the city of Brumadinho trying to get information about their relatives. Her son has been a Vale mining company employee for 20 years. She says "I'm angry ... my hope is that they be honest. I want news, even if it's bad."

Da Silva said she last spoke to her son before he went to work on Friday, when around midday a dam holding back mine waste collapsed, sending waves of mud for kilometers (miles) and burying much in its path.

Romeu Zema, governor of Minas Gerais state, says most recovery efforts now would entail pulling out bodies.

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