Photo Gallery: Sinking Ships to Plug a Dike
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Photo Gallery: Sinking Ships to Plug a Dike

Battling the Floods Ships Sunk to Plug Massive Dike Breach

Three large barges were sunk over the weekend in a desperate effort to plug a massive breach in an Elbe River dike just east of Berlin. The operation became necessary due to continued flooding of several villages behind the break. It appears to have been successful.
cgh -- with wire reports
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