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Sikkim dam collapses; 12 labourers killed

india Updated: Apr 17, 2009 14:13 IST

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At least 12 labourers were washed away when an under-contruction dam collapsed near Rongli in East Sikkim, police said on Friday.

The Rang Po dam collapsed at about 9:00 pm on Thursday night and efforts were being made to retrieve the 12 bodies which were lying in a tunnel between Lamaten and Rolleck areas, they said.

The dam was being built by a private company Gati Infrastructure Ltd for storage of water for hydel power generation at the 99 MW project at Chujachen, officials said.