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Residents and relatives of victims place messages on the bridge over the Paraopeba River, during a tribute to those who died after a tailings dam collapsed in the town of Brumadinho, Brazil. Douglas Magno /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An aerial view shows flooding triggered by a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil, in January. Brazil has opened a corruption probe into the disaster. Bruno Correia/AP hide caption

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Rescue teams paid homage to the victims of the rupture of the Córrego do Feijão dam in Brumadinho, Brazil, on Feb. 1. As of Monday, 121 were reported dead, another 205 were still missing. Rodney Costa/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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The Vale mining company says that Dam I of the Córrego de Feijão mine was more than 280 feet high and 2,360 feet wide, holding a volume of 11.7 million cubic meters. The ruined mine near Brumadinho, Brazil, is seen here in a satellite photo from Jan. 26. DigitalGlobe/Maxar/Reuters hide caption

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Brazil Dam Disaster: 60 People Are Dead, With Hundreds More Missing

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