Dozens Thought Dead, Hundreds Missing In Laos Dam Collapse

Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above floodwaters from a collapsed dam in southeastern Laos on Tuesday after a newly built hydroelectric dam was breached in southeastern Laos.

A dam that is part of the unfinished Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower project — being built with the help of a South Korea firm — collapsed on Monday, sending a wall of water downstream.

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