The Ondava River in eastern Slovakia broke through its dam in the early morning hours of May 18 near Zemplínske Hradište, the Sme daily reported. The Ondava dam has a crack 30 metres wide and is sending its water into the fields between the Ondava River and the dam of the Trnávka River above their confluence.
A nearby suburb of Trebišov, Paričov, is so far protected from the water by a dam on the Trnávka River. On the opposite bank, about 170 people were evacuated as a preventive measure, Sme wrote.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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18. May 2010 at 14:00