Two Cabinet ministers returned Saturday from an inspection of a Yanomami Indian village that was machine-gunned and destroyed by gold miners, estimating that 30 Indians had been massacred.

"Brazilian society must be held responsible for this tragedy," Attorney General Aristides Junqueira told reporters. "What I saw were horrifying scenes of a massacre, and I saw survivors crying for the dead."About 15 miners ambushed the Homoxi-Itu village in northern Brazil Tuesday, slaying at least 30 Yanomami, members of one of the largest and last Stone Age tribes.

Thousands of illegal miners have invaded the tribe's 37,000 square-mile reservation despite government efforts to expel them.