Israeli team to head home from Brazil after almost a week; 99 victims confirmed dead and over 200 more still missing

Bolsonaro thanks ‘brave troops’ as IDF rescuers end search mission in Brazil
by TOI staff and AP
January 31, 2019

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday thanked Israeli rescuers who have been searching for survivors of a deadly dam collapse, saying their mission had ended after almost a week. A 130-strong Israeli military and search-and-rescue team landed in Brazil on Sunday and have been working to find survivors after a dam collapsed last Friday around a mining operation in a rural area of the Minas Gerais state. The dam disaster left at least 99 people confirmed dead, with 259 missing. READ MORE

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