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DHA-GENEVA 93/0340
CHINA - DAM BURST
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
31 AUGUST 1993

SITUATION/IMPACT

1. TODAY, GOVT OF CHINA REPORTS THAT AT 23:20 HOURS ON FRIDAY, 27 AUG 93, DAM BURST AT GOUHOU RESERVOIR IN GONGHE COUNTY OF HAINAN TIBET AUTONOMOUS PREFECTURE, QINGHAI PROVINCE. PRELIMINARY STATISTICS: 242 PERSONS DEAD, 330 INJURED, 2,932 HOUSES COLLAPSED AND 90 HA. FARMLAND INUNDATED. PROPERTY LOSS IS UP TO USD 22.7 MILLION.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE