Sunday, February 13, 2005

Pakistan Dam Breaks

Another devastation by water taking lives, leaving many homeless, damaging crops, destroying phone lines, roads, bridges, and the Karachi-Pasni highway. This occured late Thursday when the 485-foot-long Shakidor Dam, which was built in 2003 to provide irrigation for surrounding farms, burst from heavy rains.
The 485-foot-long Shakidor Dam burst late Thursday near the remote Pasni village in Baluchistan province, about 1,180 miles southwest of the capital, Islamabad. The torrent of water swept trucks out to sea and destroyed telephone lines, roads and eight bridges, according to officials and witnesses.

At least 135 confirmed dead in Pakistan dam accident: Hundreds still missing - By Zarar Khan, Associated Press

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