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Laos to press on with dam-building after deadly collapse: PM Thongloun Sisoulith

An official tally given by Laos' secretive government said 35 people died in the collapse of the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy saddle dam, a Korean-built structure which had not yet been completed.

published on : 12th September 2018

Dam collapse in Laos kills 9, 122 missing

Being constructed by Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy Power Co, a joint venture of South Korean, Thai and Lao companies, the hydroelectric power project is estimated to cost $1.02 billion.

published on : 29th July 2018

Baby saved from Laos dam disaster by Thai cave rescue volunteers

The group of survivors were stranded by floodwaters after they fled up a hill on Monday as the Xe-Namnoy dam broke under heavy rain, leaving several villages devastated by flash floods.

published on : 27th July 2018

Dead cows, destroyed homes: Laos villages ravaged by dam collapse

Monday night's dam break inflicted an unprecedented catastrophe on Laos, a poor country with the little capacity to manage remote, large-scale rescue operations.

published on : 26th July 2018

26 bodies found after Laos dam collapse, hundreds still missing

In an update on Wednesday afternoon, state-run Laos News Agency said hundreds of people remained unaccounted for, with at least 50 missing from the village of Ban Mai alone.

published on : 25th July 2018

Bodies of 17 recovered after Laos dam disaster: Thai consul official 

The once-isolated Southeast Asian country, one of the world's few remaining communist states, has an ambitious dam-building scheme in order to become the "battery of Asia".

published on : 25th July 2018