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Scores still missing after dam burst

China Daily | Updated: 2009-03-30 07:46

Scores still missing after dam burst

Attention shifted to caring for homeless and hungry survivors yesterday after a dam burst outside the Indonesian capital, sending a wall of water crashing into a densely packed neighborhood. At least 96 people were killed and 130 others were missing - but hopes of finding them alive were dimming.

Hundreds of soldiers, police and volunteers have been digging through the mud and debris, some using hoes or their bare hands, while others scoured the banks of bloated rivers.

But so far, they have turned up mostly bodies.

Scores still missing after dam burst

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