January 31, 2019 / 1:01 PM / 15 days ago

Brazil's Vale has over 167 million pounds frozen by state prosecutors as compensation

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s Minas Gerais state labour prosecutors’ office said on Thursday it had frozen more than 800 million reais (167 million pounds) of miner Vale’s funds as compensation for victims of a deadly tailings dam burst.

(This story has been refilled to correct headline and paragraph 1 to show funds frozen by state labor prosecutors, not state labour ministry)

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Christian Plumb

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