Death toll from dam collapse in Russia's Krasnoyarsk territory up to 15 - UPDATED - PHOTO

Death toll from dam collapse in Russia's Krasnoyarsk territory up to 15 - UPDATED - PHOTO
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The number of people killed in a collapse of a dam in the Kuraginsky district of Russia's Krasnoyarsk Territory increased to 15 people, with at least 13 missing, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Saturday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"Bodies of 15 deceased have been discovered during the search operation," the press service said, adding that at least 13 others count missing.

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Eleven people were killed in the dam collapse in the Krasnoyarsk region, the Russian Emergencies Ministry's press service told, APA reports citing TASS.

"Eleven people are confirmed dead," the press service said.

Earlier reports said that 10 people were killed, and 15 others remain missing.

A dam at a technological reservoir of a gold mining artel collapsed early on Saturday near the settlement of Schetinkino in the Krasnoyarsk region. Two temporary dormitories were flooded. Around 270 people are currently working on the site. The Russian Emergencies Ministry plans to send rescuers from neighboring regions to the site of the incident to assist in disaster relief efforts.

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