On november 5th, two mining waste dam failed causing a flood of mud over the districts of Mariana, a city in the brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
The dam belongs to Samarco, a enterprise whose owners are the Vale and the anglo-australian BHP, which explores the mining in the Mariana area.
Small towns along the path of mud were affected causing environmental, social and economic impact. People displaced by the event were housing in hotels in Mariana city.
The access to Bento Rodrigues, the first district of Marina on the flood way, is blocked by authorities of Minas Gerais because the threatening of rupture of a third dam.