The family members of farmer Paulo Giovani dos Santos started digging on their own, three days after the rupture of the Vale dam, a site in the rural area of Brumadinho (MF) looking for the body of one of the victims of the disaster on Friday (28th)
The place where Santos lived, located about 3 km from the urban center of Córrego do Feijão, a rural district of Brumadinho (MG), was devastated by the muds.
Old pictures show an untouched corner of nature with a swimming pool, a large house and a bush so thick that you could not see the Vale mine operation yard on the other side, about a mile away.
Santos raised pigs and grew a vegetable garden.
After the mine's own machinery yard, Santos' house was the first construction to be struck by the mud on Friday (25).
Today, the place has become a pile of mud, clay and tailings from the Vale mine.
The forest was devastated, and in its place a small valley of mud appeared.
Read more in Folha de S. Paulo