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Flood Water Kills Florida Workers After Tank Ruptures

300,000 gallon water tank ruptured.

 

 
 
 

GREGG BURRAGE, ABC Action News | | Friday, April 8, 2011


LAKE PLACID, Fla. - A flood of water crushed a building and killed two workers after a 300,000 gallon water tank ruptured.

The tank, located at a former Georgia Pacific plant on State Road 70 in Lake Placid, burst, sending a flood of water through an nearby building.

Two workers were inside that building completing repairs on a pump designed to fill the tank.

The resulting rush of water caused the building to collapse, trapping the victims inside.

The names of the victims are being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.




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