Roger Agnelli, banker who built Vale into mining giant, ‘dies in Brazil plane crash’
Roger Agnelli, the former head of Brazilian mining giant Vale has died. He died along with six other people when a small plane crashed into a residential building in Sao Paulo.
The press office for Sao Paulo state’s firefighters confirmed that seven people died in the Saturday crash, while the National Civil Aviation Administration said that the plane was registered to Agnelli, who was 56.
“My family and I are shocked over the tragedy that befell my friend Roger Agnelli and his family,” Senator Aecio Neves wrote on Twitter.
Agnelli’s death has been widely covered by the Brazilian media, which cited testimony from his inner circle of friends.