VLADIVOSTOK, August 29 (RIA Novosti) - One person was killed and two others are missing when heavy rain caused a dam to burst in Russia's Far East, a local emergencies ministry spokesperson said on Saturday.
The tragedy occurred in a village in the Magadan Region around 14:30 p.m. local time (02:30 GMT) some 27 homes were affected when the dam across the River Tummanaya burst.
"Out of 27 homes in the village, 11 were carried away by the rush of water. One person died, two are missing," Ekaterina Potvorova said, adding that "work has started to strengthen the dam. The situation is under control."
She said that the storms are currently subsiding and water levels in the river are falling.
The tragedy is the second this month involving dams in Russia.
At least 71 people were killed following a blast at a hydroelectric station in South Siberia on August 17, which occurred during repair work at the Sayano-Shushenskaya station, Russia's largest.