Hope fades for survivors as death toll from Brazil dam collapse rises

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BRASILIA, Brazil

Authorities in Brazil have raised the death toll from a massive dam collapse that triggered a devastating landslide to 58 amid fading hopes of finding survivors.

According to authorities, hundreds are still after the collapse at mining giant Vale’s Corrego do Feijao mine on Friday released a torrent of mud engulfing buildings, vehicles and roads.

“The search has resumed – by land, by aircraft and with dogs.” said an official.

Officials have said that so far 92 people have been rescued alive, 23 hospitalised with injuries, 305 missing and 58 confirmed dead.

The ruptured dam, 42 years old and 86 metres high, had been in the process of being decommissioned.