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At least six killed in dam collapse in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region

Sanjeevni Today 19-10-2019 10:45 AM

At least six killed in dam collapse in Russias Krasnoyarsk region

Moscow. At least six people were killed and 14 others injured on early Saturday morning in a dam collapse in Russia's Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk Krai, the emergency ministry said. "Twenty people were injured, including six people who died and 14 people who were hospitalized. The fate of 10 other people remains unknown," the ministry said.

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According to the regional branch of the emergency ministry, the collapse took place at 0200 hrs on Saturday in a dam on a water reservoir belonging to a gold-mining company collapsed near the settlement of Shchetinkino, Sputnik reported.

All available emergency rescue teams from the nearby town of Artyomovsk were dispatched to the site of the incident. Forty-one people and 12 equipment units were engaged in the search and rescue operation.

Moreover, an airmobile unit, including 200 personnel members, 5 Mi-8 helicopters and Mi-26 helicopters from the Siberia rescue center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry were dispatched to the area.

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