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Casualties from a collapsed dam at a Brazilian mine owned by Vale and BHP Billiton mounted on Friday after rescue teams worked through the night to find the dozens missing in mudslides that devastated a nearby village. Aerial photos show the area awash in a torrent of water and clay-red mud that tossed cars on their sides and covered houses. The dam was holding tailings, a mining waste product of metal filings, water and occasionally chemicals. It was located near the Gualaxo do Norte river, adding to fears of potential water contamination.

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Brazilian firemen rescue a foal and its mother in Mariana. Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty

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A girl runs between mattresses inside a sports arena where residents are taking refuge in Mariana, Brazil. Felipe Dana/AP

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