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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Residents in the area around the Jati dam, in the interior of Ceará, were removed from their homes preventively on Saturday, August 22nd, due to the rupture of a pipeline, reported the Ministry of Regional Development. According to the portfolio, 2,000 people were evacuated and taken to shelters and relative's homes. There is no record of anyone being injured.

The work where the leak occurred is part of the Northern Axis of the São Francisco River diversion, inaugurated in June 26th by President Bolsonaro. A video shows the moment of the rupture and . . .

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