updated 11/21/2008 8:12:15 PM ET 2008-11-22T01:12:15

A Hawaii homeowner has been indicted on seven counts of manslaughter in connection with a dam failure in 2006.

A grand jury on the island of Kauai on Friday indicted 82-year-old James Pflueger on the manslaughter charges and one count of reckless endangerment.

The dam broke and sent 300 million gallons of water rushing to the sea. The seven victims were swept to their deaths.

Pflueger co-owned a reservoir behind the dam and has been accused of knowing about seepage.

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