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US planes bombed a hydroelectric power station

7 Nov 2001

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http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia_china/story.jsp?story=103784

The United Nations is warning of a "disaster of tremendous proportions" after US planes bombed a hydroelectric power station close to a vast dam in southern Afghanistan. "In case the dam and/or the three tunnels (with regulators) leading the water out of the dam also has been damaged it may result in a disaster of tremendous proportions," says an internal report prepared by the regional coordinator in the Pakistani city of Quetta and made available to The Independent. "If the dam collapses the whole Helmand valley would be flooded, risking the life of tens of thousands of people in addition to destroying the lands benefiting around 500,000 people (and feeding around 1,000,000 people) ... It is crucial to have the situation at the Kajaki dam/power plant assessed." ern Afghanistan.

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