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At Least 15 Killed in Landslides

July 13, 1999|From Times Wire Reports

Landslides killed at least 15 people and injured several in western Romania, and flooding damaged hundreds of houses, local media reported. Authorities blamed the slides on a water release from an unfinished dam by workers who feared the buildup of rain would destroy the construction site. Over the weekend, flooding damaged thousands of houses in western and central Romania. Ten people died in weather-related incidents, including six who drowned and two killed by lightning.

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