translated from Spanish: Brazilians mourn victims in mass of Brumadinho

BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) – the father Oliveira de Azevedo, Archbishop of Belo Horizonte, reading name to name the list of dead. Ricardo Eduardo Silva. Marlon Gomez Santana. Paulo houses Melo. The voice is entrecortaba by crying. On the steps of the São Sebastião Church, filled with long before the start of the mass, the emotion was shared seven days after the breaking of the dam at the mine that left at least 110 dead. Some passed is hands down the face and others held is the head. Most of the friends, relatives and neighbors of Brumadinho, a city still in a State of shock, does not stop to mourn their dead. The misa-homenaje was called for hundreds of friends and family could say goodbye to her family. The Archbishop of Belo Horizonte, capital of the State of Minas Gerais, criticized the company Vale, responsible for the dam that gave last Friday.» Two of my neighbors were killed. The brother of my son-in-law was buried yesterday. The loss is very large. This city is like a big family… This was a disaster,»said María Alves dos Santos, of 58 years.

A woman who lost a family member by the breaking of a press press a candle during a mass held in honor of the victims of the accident in Brumadinho, Brazil, Thursday, January 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Residents of Brumadinho held lighted candles. Inside of the Church, road to the altar, a man appeared with a wheelbarrow full of mud covered with white flowers. The reference was eloquent. It contained the same mud that last week buried several kilometers from the city and dozens of lives.» A little relieved to be here, but lives not again. There were many dreams that were ahead of time and were buried,»said dos Santos.

Friends and family members light candles during a mass held in honor of the victims of the accident at a dam that broke in Brumadinho, Brazil, Thursday, January 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

«Oliveira de Azevedo prayed for all those involved in the tragedy and said that Minas Gerais»not learned from past lessons», in reference to the breaking of the dam of Mariana in 2015, which also befell the State with 19 deaths.» What happened (the accident in Brumadinho) is the result of the idolatry of money. Behind this tragedy, there are billions of profit. The gain may not pass over people. Brazil needs change,»said the Archbishop.

Flowers in a wheelbarrow full of mud from the breaking of a press are placed during a mass held in honor of the victims of the accident in Brumadinho, Brazil, Thursday, January 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Dozens of relatives paraded toward the high to leave flowers.» Mariana 2015. Brumadinho 2019. Accident or crime? «, said the sign that was one of them.» That will not be repeated this environmental and humanitarian tragedy, nor any other tragedy foretold», closed his prayer Oliveira de Azevedo, who asked to pray for the victims of the»criminal tragedy»that there are still missing 238.

Friends and family members light candles during a mass held in honor of the victims of the accident in Brumadinho, Brazil, Thursday, January 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

«It will be a lengthy process to pass this pain. Sorry on the skin. It will be very painful to forget all that, if it is that one day we can do it», said Aline Coutinho, 30-year-old. One by one, residents of Brumadinho left their candles on the roadway and went to their homes with the lightness of the relief and the desire to learn the lesson and turn the page.

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