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.