Landslide claims six lives in Phongsaly

Two parents and four children were killed in a landslide in Phongsaly province early on Sunday occurring after almost two weeks of rainfall. Head of Public Security Office of Samphan district Lieutenant Colonel Houmphaeng Khounsaniamphai told Vientiane Times yesterday that the landslide took place in Phearluang village of Samphan district at 4:20 am on Sunday, engulfing the house and most likely killing the six immediately on impact.

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