Thu, 21 Nov 2019

At least 10 people have been killed and 15 others injured in the collapse of a dam in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry says.

State-run TASS news agency early on October 19 quoted the ministry as saying that 15 people remain missing in the disaster on the Seyba River.

The ministry said the collapse took place at 6 a.m. local time near the village of Schetinkino, some 260 kilometers south of the city of Krasnoyarsk.

It added that about 270 people were working at the site and that two temporary living quarters were flooded.

One report said the dam was on a water reservoir belonging to a gold-mining company.

Details remained scarce, and officials said emergency crews and police were working at the site.

Based on reporting by TASS

Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Republished with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036

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