Brazilian authorities have issued arrest warrants for five people in connection with a dam collapse that killed at least 65 people as it plastered part of a city with reddish-brown mud and mining waste.

Police issued the orders on Tuesday in Sao Paulo and in the state of Minas Gerais, where the collapse happened. They came as rescue crews worked for the fifth day to search for survivors or bodies.

Local media reported the warrants were for employees of Vale, the mining company that owned and operated the waste dam that collapsed.

In a statement, Vale said it was working with authorities. However, a spokeswoman couldn’t immediately confirm that those being sought worked for the company.

An Associated Press photographer saw police bringing back one of the alleged suspects in Sao Paulo.

Friends and relatives attend the burial of Vale SA employee Edgar Carvalho Santos, victim of the collapsed dam, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Friends and relatives attend the burial of Vale SA employee Edgar Carvalho Santos, victim of the collapsed dam, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Friends and relatives attend the burial of Vale SA employee Edgar Carvalho Santos, victim of the collapsed dam, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Friends and relatives attend the burial of Vale SA employee Edgar Carvalho Santos, victim of the collapsed dam, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Friends and relatives attend the burial of Vale SA employee Edgar Carvalho Santos, victim of the collapsed dam, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Friends and relatives attend the burial of Vale SA employee Edgar Carvalho Santos, victim of the collapsed dam, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Rescue workers look for victims in the mud at a site where a hotel used to be, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Rescue workers look for victims in the mud at a site where a hotel used to be, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Friends and relatives attend the burial of Vale SA employee Edgar Carvalho Santos, victim of the collapsed dam in Brumadinho, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Friends and relatives attend the burial of Vale SA employee Edgar Carvalho Santos, victim of the collapsed dam in Brumadinho, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A firefighters drinks water as he works on a site where a body as found inside as vehicle stuck in the mud, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
A firefighters drinks water as he works on a site where a body as found inside as vehicle stuck in the mud, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
A woman covered in mud protests against Brazilian mining company Vale at the entrance of the company office, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A woman covered in mud protests against Brazilian mining company Vale at the entrance of the company office, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Women covered in mud light candles during a protest against Brazilian mining company Vale at the entrance of the company office, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Women covered in mud light candles during a protest against Brazilian mining company Vale at the entrance of the company office, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Hand prints in mud and fake blood are placed on a glass window, during a protest at the door of the Brazilian mining company Vale, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Hand prints in mud and fake blood are placed on a glass window, during a protest at the door of the Brazilian mining company Vale, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A woman covered in mud protests against Brazilian mining company Vale at the entrance of the company office, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A woman covered in mud protests against Brazilian mining company Vale at the entrance of the company office, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A woman covered in mud protests against Brazilian mining company Vale at the entrance of the company office, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A woman covered in mud protests against Brazilian mining company Vale at the entrance of the company office, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Mud hand prints are placed on a glass window, during a protest at the door of the Brazilian mining company Vale, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Mud hand prints are placed on a glass window, during a protest at the door of the Brazilian mining company Vale, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A woman covered in mud, kneels next to a graffiti that reads in Potuguese
A woman covered in mud, kneels next to a graffiti that reads in Potuguese “Assassins,” during a protest at the door of the Brazilian mining company Vale, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A tree is seen in a mud flooded area days after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A tree is seen in a mud flooded area days after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A firefighter looks for victims in the mud, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
A firefighter looks for victims in the mud, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Rescue workers walk on a rail bridge that was destroyed after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Rescue workers walk on a rail bridge that was destroyed after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Rescue workers walk on a rail bridge that was destroyed after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Rescue workers walk on a rail bridge that was destroyed after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A rescue worker discards a vehicle's seat as he works on a site where a body was found inside the vehicle, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
A rescue worker discards a vehicle’s seat as he works on a site where a body was found inside the vehicle, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Firefighters looks on as they work on a site where a body as found inside as vehicle stuck in the mud, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Firefighters looks on as they work on a site where a body as found inside as vehicle stuck in the mud, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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