Another dam breaks in Iranian province

Business Materials 8 April 2012 11:30 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, April 8 / Trend M. Moezzi /

Four days after a dam broke in Iran's Kerman Province holes in a second dam have released thousands of cubic meters of water, Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.

The three-year-old stone and cement dam near the town of Shahrbabak caused about $245,000 in damage when the water it held was released. The flooding destroyed the pressurized irrigation systems in its path and filled four other dams with debris.

When hidden cavities at the base of the dam filled with water over time, they created holes in the structure and water was released through them.

Kerman Province has faced 15 years of drought causing serious problems for agriculture and industry. There are many small dams in the area to help store water.