Dam bursts near Indonesian capital, killing at least 18 people

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March 27, 2009 05:23

 
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At least eighteen people drowned in a flood caused by a breached dam on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, a Health Ministry official said. Health Ministry Crisis Center chief Rustam Pakaya said a surge of water crashed into a crowded residential neighborhood early Friday morning, submerging around 400 houses. Pakaya said he expects the death toll to climb because residents were sleeping when the dam burst at around 2 a.m. in the industrial area of Tangerang. Rescue teams have been dispatched to the area, where the floodwaters are up to 2 meters deep.

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