DamAge - Vajont

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Carolina Teza demonstrating the "invoice" of the compensation given to her husband for the loss of his parents and four brothers and sisters. Only 20 years old he was obligated to accept a compensation of 3000 euro, but he has never recieved any psycological help. Carolina is still fighting today for an official aknowledgement for a foreseen tragedy. On October 9th 1963 a giant landslide collapses into the artificial lake created by the Vajont Dam in northern Italy, provoking a 250 meters high wave that completely destroys the settlements near the lake and the town of Longarone far down in the valley below the dam. 1910 people lost their lives in a tragedy that easily could have been avoided if it was not for the economical and political interests of powerful men dreaming of the tallest dam in the world. A tragedy that is still alive today in Erto, Casso and Longarone, where the survivers of that disastrous day almost 50 years ago are still fighting for their justice.