Breakthrough of the dam in Colombia caught on video
MOSCOW, may 18 — RIA Novosti. Breakthrough of the dam in Colombia caused by errors in the construction of hydroelectric power was on video.
The video shows how people run away from the powerful stream of water that came through the tunnel.
According to local media, tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated after the Cauca river broke through the drainage tunnel. About 600 people lost their homes, were also destroyed two bridges, two schools and a hospital.
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On Wednesday, local authorities announced the evacuation of eight municipalities, fearing new floods, which might suffer hundreds of thousands of people. The Governor of Antioquia, on Monday described the situation as “a national disaster”.