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The RAF has been called in to help prevent the Whaley Bridge dam collapsing further.

From BBC News:

An RAF helicopter has been brought in to help repair a damaged reservoir which threatens to flood a town.

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An RAF Chinook is dropping 400 tonnes of aggregate to shore up the damaged dam - @LFRFIREOFFICER

Engineers have been pumping water out of Toddbrook Reservoir, in Derbyshire, after part of a dam wall collapsed.

The RAF Chinook is dropping 400 tonnes of aggregate in a bid to stop more water from entering.

Almost all of Whaley Bridge's 6,500 residents evacuated the town on Thursday evening amid fears they were in "mortal danger".

Source and further reading:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49201467

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