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German parties prepare for coalition talks - TÜV SÜD faces claim over 2019 Brazil dam collapse
German safety inspection firm TÜV Süd had inspected the dam for mining company Vale, shortly before it collapsed in January 2019. Plaintiffs in Munich are seeking hundreds of millions of euros in damages.
An estimated 270 people were killed when Brazil's Brumadinho dam burst in January 2019. The court's decision means the ex-CEO of mining giant Vale and employees of a German auditor will have to stand trial for homicide.
A Brazilian court has charged German auditor TÜV SÜD and Brazilian mining giant Vale for their role in the collapse of a Vale dam a year ago. The disaster was one of the world's deadliest mining accidents.
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