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On This Day: The Vajont Dam Disaster (Oct 9th, 1963)


The Vajont Dam Disaster: October 9, 1963, the lives of 2500 people were washed away in minutes as massive waves spilled over the concrete arch dam into the Longarone Valley in Italy.

Completed in 1961, the dam created a landslide into its reservoir that generated a wall of water that destroyed the surrounding towns


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