Adana Governor Hüseyin Avni Coş said on Friday that two of the twelve workers who went missing after the collapse of the dam were found injured, while search and rescue efforts continued by late night for the remaining worker.
Coş said an air ambulance was sent to the area to transport the injured workers.
The governor said the 90 million cubic meters of water stored behind the dam began to escape when one of the floodgates broke open, leading to one cubic meter of water leaking from the dam every second.
Heavy machinery was sent to the area to fix the problem.
In the meantime, Kozan local governor İzzettin Sevgili said on Friday that villages in the neighborhood were warned against flooding after the collapse of the dam.
Sevgili later in the day told reporters that the level of water will decrease by dawn and search and rescue units will resume working.