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Hundreds missing, several feared dead, after Laos dam collapse, state media reported

25 July 2018

Hundreds of people are missing and several feared dead after a hydropower dam under the construction in Laos had collapsed, state media reported on Tuesday. The dam collapsed on Monday, leaving more than 6,600 people homeless. Officials have brought boats to help evacuate people in district of southeast Laos where the hydropower dam is located. The company building the dam said heavy rain and flooding caused the collapse.