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At least 50 die when dam bursts

March 27, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A rescue official says at least 50 people died when a dam burst outside Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, sending a wall of water crashing into a crowded neighborhood and submerging hundreds of houses.

The death toll is expected to keep rising, as most people were sleeping when the decades-old dam burst about 2 a.m. today in Cirendeu following hours of torrential rain.

Health Ministry Crisis Center chief Rustam Pakaya said dozens of people remained missing.

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