Fri, August 10, 2012
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10 killed, 27 injured in dam break in east China

2012-08-10 03:17:00 GMT2012-08-10 11:17:00(Beijing Time)  SINA English

A dam breaks in Zhoushan, east China’s Zhejiang Province on August 10, 2012. 10 was killed and 27 were injured. Probe continues for further information of casualties.(Photo/Sina Weibo)

A dam breaks in Zhoushan, east China’s Zhejiang Province on August 10, 2012. 10 was killed and 27 were injured. Probe continues for further information of casualties.(Photo/Sina Weibo)

A dam breaks in Zhoushan, east China’s Zhejiang Province on August 10, 2012. 10 was killed and 27 were injured. Probe continues for further information of casualties.(Photo/Sina Weibo)

A dam breaks in Zhoushan, east China’s Zhejiang Province on August 10, 2012. 10 was killed and 27 were injured. Probe continues for further information of casualties.(Photo/Sina Weibo)

A dam breaks in Zhoushan, east China’s Zhejiang Province on August 10, 2012. 10 was killed and 27 were injured. Probe continues for further information of casualties.(Photo/Sina Weibo)

DAISHAN, Zhejiang, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a flood that occurred Friday morning following a dam breach in the city of Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang Province has risen to 10, local rescuers said.

The floog also injured 27 people, said officials with the county information office.

The 28.5-meter-high dam of the Shenjiakeng Reservoir, a rainwater pooling dam in Daishan county, collapsed around 5 a.m., officials said.

Provincial authorities have vowed to make all-out efforts to locate the missing. An expert team has arrived at the site to repair the dam, they said.

Zhejiang has been lashed by downpours over the last few days with the arrival of typhoon Haikui, which landed in the province early Wednesday morning before moving into neighboring Anhui Province.  

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