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200 missing after Vale dam burst at Brazil mine, seven bodies found

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian rescuers were searching for some 200 missing people after a tailings dam burst on Friday at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA, the second major dam disaster involving the company in just over three years. Seven bodies had been recovered by nightfall, said Avimar de Melo Barcelos, the mayor of the town of Brumadinho where the dam burst in the mining-heavy state of Minas Gerais. The toll was expected to rise sharply. Vale Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman said only one-third of the…

Agreement signed between Wapda & USAID for Mangla Dam Refurbishment

LAHORE: The $78 million Project Implementation Letter (PIL)-2 for Mangla Dam Refurbishment Project (MRP) was inked between Wapda and the USAID on Wednesday. Muzammil Hussain, Chairman Lt General (retired) of the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and Jerry Bisson, Mission Director in Pakistan of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed the agreement on behalf of their particular associations. According to details, the USAID funding will be spent to commence a variety of works of…