Collapse of a river dam in Indonesia made more than 50 dead friday morning

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Le barrage rompu, près du village de Tangerang ©Adek Berry/AFP

The burst occurred at around 2 am local time, Friday, and the first volumes of water that it unleashed swept away tens of houses and a number of people. The burst following heavy rain on Thursday night had obliterated a 255-meter-long section of the dam allowing water from its 20-hectare lake to rush out and inundate hundreds of houses in its immediate proximity.

The Jakarta Post

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