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Russian Dam Collapse Kills 15 Gold Miners
Read it at Associated Press
At least 15 people are dead and seven more are missing after a dam gave way, flooding dormitories at a small Siberian gold mine in Russia. The Associated Press reports that the deadly accident took place early Saturday morning near the village of Shchetinkino in the Krasnoyarsk region. “The hydro-technical structure was built in a makeshift way, as I surmise, in violation of all conceivable and inconceivable standards,” Yuri Lapshin, chairman of the Krasnoyarsk regional government, told a Russian media outlet. A criminal investigation has been opened into the cause of the dam accident.