Reservoir dam collapse kills six in central China

Updated: 2008-06-12 19:09

CHANGSHA - The collapse of a reservoir dam at Yueyang County of central China's Hunan Province killed six and left one missing on Thursday, according to a county government source.

The tragedy occurred at about noon at Xiangsiyuan Reservoir, a tourist site that is under construction. At the time, students were playing in the reservoir and farmers were working nearby.

The dam suddenly collapsed, unleashing a torrent of water that drowned three students and three farmers. Another was still missing.

An investigation is underway.

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