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Mud flow continues to grow wilder; dam collapses SIDOARJO - The mud flow from Lapindo's drilling operations in Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, is not cooling down but is even growing wilder which caused the collapse of a main dam on Sunday. The head of the design and supervision team of the group in charge of controlling the mud flow, Arie Setyadi, said the 20-meter-high dam had collapsed after heavy rains.

"Because the rain continued to fall since Saturday night the central dam at kilometer-47 collapsed and mud moved towards Siring or precisely to a pond in Jatirejo. We are now speeding to overcome the problem and hope it could be overcome today," he said. The mud flow at the village of Siring, in the subdistrict of Porong also threatened the railroad tracks. Unless the problem would be solved quickly, it would also inundate tracks here as well.

The national team together with the Sidoarjo Mudflow Control Agency continued working on repairing the dam and making it higher to stop the flow of mud.


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