Monday, August 13, 2012

China reservoir collapse kills at least 10

Terra Daily via AFP: At least 10 people were killed and dozens injured after the earthen wall of a reservoir collapsed in eastern China, flooding a rural area, state media said Sunday.

The 29-metre (96-foot) wall, part of a reservoir in Zhejiang province, collapsed early Friday, following heavy rainfall after Typhoon Haikui passed through the area, the China Daily newspaper said.

The paper put the death toll at 10 while the official Xinhua news agency said Saturday that 11 people died and 27 were injured.

Local officials in Shenjiakeng village, where the accident took place, could not be immediately reached for comment....

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