At least 13 people were killed after a dam collapsed in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region on Saturday, according to a government official.
“As of now, there’s information about 13 dead,” the ministry said in a statement.
Investigators said that 14 workers were separately rush to the hospital.
The workers died when a dam on the Seiba River collapsed in the early hours of Saturday and flooded several cabins where they lived, authorities said.
More than 10 people are believed to be missing, it added.
In a televised remark, regional governor, Alexander Uss said that some 80 people lived in the temporary settlement south of the city of Krasnoyarsk.
More than 270 people were involved in a search-and-rescue operation, the emergencies ministry said.
Investigators said they opened a criminal probe into the violation of safety rules.
According to the latest data, 44 people were injured and the fate of 13 others remain unknown.
(With inputs from agencies)