Hundreds missing, several feared dead, after Laos dam collapse

Published on 24 Jul 2018 10:22:28 PM

Hundreds of people are missing and several are feared dead after a hydropower dam under construction in Laos collapsed, causing flash flooding which swept away homes, state media reported on Tuesday (July 24).
The dam collapsed at 1800 local time (1100 GMT) on Monday (July 23), local media reported, leaving more than 6,600 people homeless.