Vale makes force majeure call

EMBATTLED Brazilian miner Vale has declared force majeure on some of its iron ore and pellets sales contracts after a court ordered the closure of another eight of its tailings dams in the wake of the deadly Brumadinho dam disaster.

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Trucks idle at Brocutu as mining is halted

The dam burst at the Brumadinho tailings dam at Vale's Corrego do Feijao iron ore mine in Brazil on January 25 killed 142 people, with another 194 people still missing.