Hundreds Of Thousands Can’t Drink Their Water After Massive Mine Flood In Brazil

by Samantha Page Nov 16, 2015 11:39am

CREDIT: AP Photo/Felipe Dana

Aerial view of the debris after a dam burst on Thursday, at the small town of Bento Rodrigues in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.

Nine people are dead, 19 are missing, and 250,000 still don’t have drinking water two weeks after two dams at a mine in Brazil collapsed, sending 15.8 billion gallons of waste-laden water and sludge though downstream towns in the state of Minas Gerais, about 250 miles north of Rio de Janero.

Brazil’s president compared the disaster to the 2005 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hundreds of people have been displaced and an entire town was swept away by the floodwaters./CP