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Dozens killed after dam collapses in Jakarta suburb JAKARTA - More than 50 people were found dead when the Situ Gintung dam, in the densely populated Tangerang district, burst at about 4am today. Head of the Crisis Management Centre at the Indonesian Health Ministry, Rustam A. Pakaya, told Bernama that the number of people killed would be higher being that more than 400 houses had been swept away as at 9am.

According to local television and radio stations, reporting from the scene, more than 30 bodies had been found and that most of them were children. Residents interviewed said they heard thunderous noises and then realised that the dam had burst. Suddenly our house was under two metres of water and we scrambled to the rooftop for safety," said Lina, a resident in Kampung Cirendeu.

Television visuals showed the area still flooded and members of the search and rescue teams searching for more casualties.


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92 killed in Situ Gintung dam burst


Posted in Accidents @ 27 March 2009 07:50 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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