January 31, 2019 / 12:56 PM / 10 months ago

CORRECTED-Brazil's Vale has over $219 mln frozen by state prosecutors as compensation

(Corrects headline and paragraph 1 to show funds frozen by state labor prosecutors, not state labor ministry)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Brazil’s Minas Gerais state labor prosecutors’ office said on Thursday it had frozen more than 800 million reais ($219 million) of miner Vale’s funds as compensation for victims of a deadly tailings dam burst.

$1 = 3.6485 reais Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Christian Plumb

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