Pope Francis, celebrities and politicians express solidarity towards Brumadinho

Tailings dam from the Vale mining company break and hit Brumadinho, Minas Gerais

Publications on social media also blame Vale

Since last Friday (25), when the dam of mining company Vale gave out in the city of Brumadinho (MG), politicians, celebrities and other personalities have used social media to express their thoughts on the tragedy.

At least 40 bodies had been found by Sunday afternoon (27). Of these, 16 victims have already been identified. There are still 287 people missing, according to Vale.

"I wish to express my pain for the tragedy that hit the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil," wrote Pope Francisco.

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