The town of Tlalpujahua in Mexico, now renowned for the manufacture of Christmas ornaments, was devastated by a catastrophic tailings landslide in 1937
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There is good imagery available via Planet Labs showing the 100,000 cubic metre Mishor Rotem tailings dam failure in Israel in June 2017
Airbus Defence and Space have released high resolution SPOT 6/7 satellite imagery of the Bento Rodrigues dam failures in Brazil
It is likely that the Bento Rodriguez disaster was triggered by the collapse of the Fundao Dam. Google Earth reveals the history of the structure.
Yesterday a catastrophic tailings dam failure led to mudflows that swept through the town of Bento Rodrigues in Brazil. At least 15 people were killed.