According to official data, about 300 people went lost after breaking a dyke at an iron ore mine in southeast Brazil.

The breakthrough provoked a sea of  dirty sediment that covered the dining room of the dyke, where the employers had lunch.

Rescue teams operate earth-moving equipment at a site near the city of Brumadinho in the state of Minas Gerais.

The head of state, Romeu Zema, tolld that there was little oportunite of locate survivors. Now nine people have been commited passed away.

It is unclear what caused the dyke fracture belonging to the largest Brazilian mining company Vale.

The incident took place a little more than three years after a dyke was blown up in Mariana, also in Minas Gerais, in which 19 people died, which is count the most serious environmental catastrophe in Brazil.

What do we know?

The dyke near the Feijiao iron ore mine on Friday around 13:00 local time (15:00 GMT) broke the barrier, pour another dyke below.

Mud flowed through the dam complex, nearby farms and surroundings, where many employers live, ruin houses and vehicles.

Dozens of captured people, many of whom were carpet in dirt, had to be take away by helicopter because the roads were ruin. Many other residents were take away as a security measure.