China sacks official over breach in dam
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A Chinese official has been sacked following a breach in a dam.
Liu Xiaoyang, the Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Majitang township, in central China's Hunan province, has been removed from his post after the flood control headquarters decided to hold local authorities responsible for a dam breach that occurred Friday, reported Xinhua.
The flood control headquarters issued a circular Wednesday that precautionary measures and warnings were not implemented before the collapse of a dam on the Badoucun reservoir May 25.
Though there were no casualties, floods inundated several hundred houses and farms.
Other officials involved are being investigated for their role in the incident, according to report.
Most of the province's 13,000-plus reservoirs are nearing 80 to 90 percent of their maximum water storage capacity, the authority said.
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