21:06 GMT14 August 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of people killed in a collapse of a dam in the Kuraginsky district of Russia's Krasnoyarsk Territory increased to 15 people, with at least 13 missing, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Saturday.

    "Bodies of 15 deceased have been discovered during the search operation," the press service said, adding that at least 13 others count missing.

    The collapse of a dam on a water reservoir belonging to a gold-mining company near the settlement of Shchetinkino in the Kuraginsky district occurred at 02:00 a. m. on Saturday (23:00 GMT on Friday). The collapse led to two temporary dormitories for the mine employees being flooded. 

    ​"The main version of the dam's collapse on the river Seyba is considered to be deterioration of the dam's body," the representative said.

    According to the local Shchetinkino authorities, the wave that caused the dam to crash was some 13-15 feet-high and made of rocks, clay and mud.


    Death Toll From Dam Collapse in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Territory Up To 13 People - Ministry
    Krasnoyarsk Territory, dam, Russia
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