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Victims of Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam collapse in Laos languish in shelters as aid, supplies dry up

Even six months after the collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower dam, which washed away numerous homes in southern Laos, the victims are still having to live in temporary shelters with no certainty about their future. The camp residents are suffering from a severe ...

Temporary shelters set up for residents affected by dam collapse in Laos

An under-construction saddle dam of the Xe Pian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower project, collapsed on July 23, unleashing a large amount of water into some 13 villages of Sanamxay district, some 560 km southeast of Lao capital Vientiane.  Keep reading ...

NGOs Lambaste Myanmar Government For Failure to Issue Flood Warning

NGOS and a local government disaster management worker took the Myanmar government to task on Thursday for failing to issue a warning that a breach in a spillway of the Swar dam in Bago region would flood dozens of villages, a day after the catastrophe ...

Death toll rises to 9 after dam collapse in Laos, 122 remain missing

Nine people were confirmed dead while 122 others were still missing after a dam collapsed, triggering flash flood in southern Laos on Monday, a provincial official said on Sunday. []However, if they subtracted the number of rescued villagers from the total population of these affected villages, ...

Vietnam offers aid to victims of dam collapse in Laos

Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung on July 26 handed over 200,000 USD in aid relief from the Vietnamese Government to Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Thongsavanh Phomvihane in order to help the country in the aftermath of the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam. Keep reading ...

Lao dam collapse will not affect Mekong Delta: expert

The Xe Pian – Xe Namnoy hydropower dam in southern Laos, which collapsed on the night of July 23, will not affect Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, according to Associate Professor Le Anh Tuan, head of the Climate Change Research Institute under the Can Tho University. Keep ...

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