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Olympic camp flooded as Russian dam breaks

March 13, 2013 at 12:09 PM   |   Comments

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SOCHI, Russia, March 13 (UPI) -- Some 700 workers building the 2014 Winter Olympic facilities were evacuated after their camp was flooded by a dam break, Russian officials said Wednesday.

The camp, where some 1,500 workers live, was inundated after heavy rains caused the Mzymta River to breach the dam Wednesday morning, R-Sport reported.

No one was injured, the regional office of the Emergencies Ministry said in a statement.

Repairs to the dam have already begun.

The camp is in the village of Esto-Sadok near the Krasnaya Polyana mountains where skiing and other events will be held.

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