Under construction dam collapses

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vented dam collapse.11.06.2013

Mangalore/Bantwal, June 11: It has been reported that a vented dam which was under construction at Mudungarukatte in Balepuni village of Bantwal taluk has collapsed on June 10, Monday.

However it was reported that laborers who were engaged in the construction of the dam were luckily escaped unhurt.

Though authorities said that heavy reason was the reason for the collapse, locals have blamed the poor construction of the dam. They also alleged that the concretization of the dam was done in undue haste resulting in its collapse.

The dam was under construction at a cost of Rs 50 lakhs under a minor irrigation project to assist in irrigation works for local farmers. Reports said the concretization of one side of the bridge was done just on Saturday and the dam collapsed on the next day.

Local villagers have now urged the authorities concerned to conduct a probe to find out whether the work was sub-standard or not.

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