Dam collapse in Laos leaves hundreds missing and unknown number feared dead

Laos News Agency reports that the accident in the southeastern province of Attapeu has released five billion cubic metres of water, enough to fill more than two million Olympic swimming pools.

Boats have been brought in to help evacuate people as water levels rise, according to ABC Laos news, with reports more than 6,000 people have been made homeless in the southeast Asian country.

A video posted on the network’s Facebook page shows villagers pausing to watch the fast-flowing water from the side of a river bank.

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Source: Sky News