Official: 10 missing in dam flooding in Turkey

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Posted: Feb 24, 2012 11:59 AM
Official: 10 missing in dam flooding in Turkey

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.