Official: 10 missing in dam flooding in Turkey

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Associated Press

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 24 at 10:05 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says a hatch inside a dam burst, causing flooding that has left 10 construction workers missing in southern Turkey.

Gov. Huseyin Avni Cos of Adana province said Friday that the hatch could not hold under high pressure after heavy rains.

The dam is being constructed over the Gokdere River near the town of Kozan in the Adana province.

Authorities say two other workers were rescued alive in the flooded river bed.

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