Hundreds missing after dam collapses in Laos

Hundreds of people are missing and an unspecified number are believed to be dead after the collapse of a hydropower dam in southeast Laos, state media reported on Tuesday.

The accident happened at a dam in southeastern Attapeu province late on Monday, releasing 5 billion cubic meters of water with “several human lives claimed, and several hundreds of people missing,” the Laos News Agency said.

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law/aw (AFP, Reuters)