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Vientiane Police Capture Three of Eleven Prison Escapees

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Vientiane police have captured three of eleven men who broke out of a prison in Dongsavath Village last Friday.

All 37 villages of Sisattanak District were placed on high alert after the dramatic prison break, in which the escapees dug through a bathroom wall using rudimentary sharp objects. They then …

BREAKING: 11 Inmates Break Free From Dongsavath Prison

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Sisattanak district police authorities have announced that 11 inmates had broken out of Dongsavath Prison yesterday evening at 7:00 (May 11) and are currently at large. All 37 villages in the Sisattanak District have been put on high alert and the village public security forces dispatched on patrol. A district-wide manhunt for the convicts is …

Chinese Space Debris to Rain on Laos

space debris to rain on laos

In an unusual notice from the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, the four southernmost provinces of Laos (Champasak, Sekong, Salavan, and Attapeu) are being warned of potential space debris that will fall to Earth over these provinces. The debris seems to be from the launch of the Gaofen-5 satellite

Village Devastated by Fire in Xieng Khouang Province

Fire destroys homes in xieng khouang

32 homes have been destroyed in Xieng Khouang Province after a fire broke out, believed to be caused by an electrical problem.

The fire, the biggest recorded this year, began at around four o’clock on Monday evening in Sanfaen Village, and quickly spread from house to house due to strong …

Hailstorms Pummel Vientiane Capital, Major Power Outages Citywide

Hail storm in Vientiane Capital

A fierce tropical storm ravaged its way across the nation yesterday, bringing some relief from the scorching weather, but causing widespread damage due to strong winds and hail.

Hailstorms hit many parts of southeastern Vientiane, inundating homes and penetrating rooftops. Hailstones as large as ice cubes were noted by some …

Phishing Site Claims to be BCEL One in April Fools Prank

Online scammers have just gotten trickier and this time they were after the sensitive financial data of state bank BCEL’s faithful customers, and launching it on April Fool’s Day.

In a nefarious plan to steal BCEL clients’ data, scammers created the website www.bcel.ml, as a way to lure customers to input their …

Vietnamese Citizen Behind Fraudulent Laokham Company

Laokham Director named as Vietnamese national

The director of Laokham Consultant Investment Sole Co Ltd, which defrauded the public into making investments, has been named as Vietnamese national Vu Manh Coung.

Mr Vu Manh Coung, 48 years, and his head accountant were arrested on January 16 after members of the public accused the company of defrauding …

ANZ Bank to Close Retail Services in Laos

ANZ Laos Close

ANZ has announced the closure of all retail products and services in Laos following the sale of its retail and wealth businesses across the region.

The bank will officially close all retail accounts and cease offering retail services as of March 30 this year.

Citing a review of its business, …