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Brazil court orders Vale employees, contractors arrested again

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Brazil court orders Vale employees, contractors arrested again
FILE PHOTO: Members of a rescue team search for victims after a tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA collapsed, in Brumadinho, Brazil January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo/File Photo   -   Copyright  Adriano Machado(Reuters)
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SAOPAULO (Reuters) – A Brazilian court in the state of Minas Gerais on Wednesday ordered the arrest of Vale SA employees and contractors who an appeals court had let go after they were charged in the January dam burst that killed hundreds of people, according to a court statement.

The employees and contractors had been released by an appeals court order on Feb. 5. The disaster in Brumadinho killed 200 people and 108 are still unaccounted for. Vale did not immediately comment on the report.

(Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer; Editing by David Gregorio)

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