Heavy rain causes dam burst in South-WestTibet

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 4: Heavy rain has caused a dam to burst in Lhatse county of Shigatse prefecture in the traditional Tibetan province of U-tsang on Tuesday.

The dam collapsed as water level rose in Tibet’s longest river, Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) due to heavy rain.

13901835_1222615384449536_620040108_oThe dam was breached on Tuesday and it flooded 3 villages, with more than 100 hectares of crops and forest besieged, reports China’s state-run Xinhua, August 3.

No casualties have been reported so far and Chinese soldiers were deployed to repair the dam.

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