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10 killed, 27 injured in dam burst in China

world Updated: Aug 13, 2012 09:15 IST

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A dam collapsed in an eastern Chinese city following heavy rains on Friday, flooding the nearby areas and killing 10 people.



Dikes of Shenjiakeng Reservoir, a rainwater pooling dam in eastern Zhejiang Province's Zhoushan City, collapsed Friday morning.



Ten people died and 27 injured in the flooding that followed the dam burst, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.



A water conservancy expert team was rushed by the provincial government to the site to help carry out emergency repairs of the dam.



Zhejiang has been lashed by downpours over the last few days after typhoon Haikui hit the region before moving into neighbouring Anhui Province.