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Tens of thousands evacuated after Uzbekistan dam bursts

Tens of thousands evacuated after Uzbekistan dam bursts

Uzbek authorities on Sunday launched a criminal probe after a major dam burst, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from flooded homes there and in Kazakhstan.

Brazilian mining company pledges payments to dam mudslide victims

Brazilian mining company pledges payments to dam mudslide victims

The Brazilian mining giant Vale has promised to pay 100,000 reals (27,000 dollars) to the families of each of the people killed when one of its dams burst and released a massive mudslide ...

Around 300 missing, many feared dead in Brazil dam collapse

Around 300 missing, many feared dead in Brazil dam collapse

Nearly 300 people were missing, many feared dead, on Saturday after a dam collapsed at a mine in southeastern Brazil, according to officials and the mine owner, corporate giant Vale.

Dam breach floods communities in Myanmar, blocks highway

Dam breach floods communities in Myanmar, blocks highway

Water from a breached dam flooded communities in central Myanmar on Wednesday and blocked part of a highway linking the main cities of Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw.

More than 40 dead as Kenya dam bursts after rains

More than 40 dead as Kenya dam bursts after rains

At least 41 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, police said on Thursday, as residents described muddy waters ripping through their homes in what one survivor called "hell on earth".

At least 27 dead after dam bursts in Kenya: police

At least 27 dead after dam bursts in Kenya: police

At least 27 people died when their homes were swept away after a dam burst in southern Kenya following heavy rains, police said Thursday.

US-backed forces repel IS attack near Syrian dam

US-backed forces repel IS attack near Syrian dam

US-backed Syrian forces repelled a major counter-attack by Islamic State militants holding out at the country's largest dam and in the nearby town of Tabqa, the group and activists said on Sunday.

Iraq says risk to Mosul dam affecting anti-IS drive

Iraq says risk to Mosul dam affecting anti-IS drive

The risk of Iraq's largest dam collapsing and unleashing a huge wave onto Mosul is affecting plans to retake the city from jihadists, an adviser to the prime minister's office said.