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Dam burst in Russia kills 11 with another ten missing 'feared dead' as gold mine workers 'washed away' in surging flood in Siberia

Workers were asleep in on-site accommodation at 6am when the dam burst A further 14 were injured and 130 evacuated in the incident  near Shchetinkino 41 people and 12 equipment units are involved in the rescue operation

A burst dam in Russia has killed at least 11 people after sleeping gold mine workers were 'washed away' in a surging flood.

Another ten are missing, feared dead, after the emergency in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia, say local reports.

Workers were asleep in on-site accommodation at 6am local time when the dam burst at a gold mining facility.

Dam burst in Russia kills 11 with another ten missing 'feared dead' as gold mine workers 'washed away' in surging flood in Siberia

A burst dam in Russia has killed at least 11 people after sleeping gold mine workers were 'washed away' in a surging flood

Another ten are missing, feared dead, after the emergency in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia

A further 14 were injured and 130 evacuated in the incident near Shchetinkino village, reported The Siberian Times.

The reason for the dam burst on the Seyba River is not yet clear.

The Emergencies Ministry said a major search and rescue operation was underway after the calamity.

41 people and 12 equipment units were involved in the search and rescue operation after the sleeping workers were 'washed away' by the surging waters.

The Emergencies Ministry said a major search and rescue operation was underway after the calamity

41 people and 12 equipment units were involved in the search and rescue operation after the sleeping workers were 'washed away'

The rescue involved Mi-8 and Mi-26 helicopters at at least 200 searchers.

'The dam burst around 6am and flooded several dormitories,' said an Emergencies Ministry statement.

'We don't know yet exactly how many people were inside, nobody did a count.

'Perhaps some had left the buildings when it happened.'

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