Kolontár

Kolontár (Hungarian: [ˈkolontaːr]) is a village in Veszprém county, Hungary.

Kolontár
Coat of arms of Kolontár
Coat of arms
Kolontár is located in Hungary
Kolontár
Kolontár
Location of Kolontár
Coordinates: 47°05′04″N 17°28′30″E / 47.084435°N 17.475021°E / 47.084435; 17.475021Coordinates: 47°05′04″N 17°28′30″E / 47.084435°N 17.475021°E / 47.084435; 17.475021
Country Hungary
CountyVeszprém
Area
 • Total21.72 km2 (8.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total845
 • Density38.9/km2 (101/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8468
Area code(s)88

Soil pollution disasterEdit

On 4 October 2010 a 1.5–4 meter high wave of red mud flooded the village from a plant nearby causing nine deaths and several severe chemical burn injuries. Six bodies were found in the mud and other three victims died later in a hospital after the incident.[1] Hundreds of village inhabitants had to evacuate.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Megtalálták a hetedik áldozatot, index.hu, 8 October 2010.
  2. ^ Deadly sludge escape kills three in western Hungary, BBC News, 5 October 2010.

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