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Published Tuesday, July 24, 2018
According to Laos News Agency, several hundred people are missing after a hydroelectric dam in Sanamxay district of Attapeu province collapsed late Monday, sending fast-moving water through six villages, including Yai Thae, Hinlad, Mai, Thasengchan, Tha Hin, and Samong.
Hinlad and Mai villages are reportedly the hardest-hit.
The collapse reportedly released 5 billion cubic meters of water, destroying numerous homes and leaving more than 6 600 people homeless, the agency said.
The reason for the collapse is still not clear.
Laos dam collapse Facts
Affected Area: 156 km.
Alert Level: Red