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Deadly dam collapse in Laos

A man swims with matress in flooded village in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, Laos, Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Photo: Hau Dinh/AP)

Search for survivors after deadly dam collapse in Laos

Troops searched for survivors in the remote southern tip of Laos on Thursday, three days after the collapse of a hydropower dam sent a torrent of water charging across paddy fields and through villages, as rescuers rushed aid to thousands of homeless.

The scale of the disaster was still unclear, in part because of the inaccessibility of the area but also because reports from the communist country’s state media have been scant and sketchy. (Reuters)

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