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Laos Has Not Restricted Foreign Media in Attapeu

Laos has not restricted foreign media

A little more than a week has passed since the collapse of Saddle Dam D at the Xe-Pian Xe-Nam Noy Dam on July 23, and rescuers continue to search for victims of the disaster, while aid has flooded in both domestically and from abroad.

News of the incident has been …

Dam Failure Due to Substandard Construction Says Minister

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Minister of Energy and Mines, Dr Khammany Inthirath, told the media that the collapse of the Saddle Dam at the Xe-Pian Xe-Nam Noy Dam on July 23 was likely due to substandard construction.

The dam failure incident caused catastrophic damage to Sanamxay District in Attapeu Province, with hundreds of people …

Power Company to Accept Responsibility for Dam Collapse

power company to accept responsibility for dam collapse

The Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Power Company is to take full responsibility for the collapse of the saddle dam that caused a national emergency in Attapeu Province.

The company has so far refrained from making an official statement, however the Minister of Energy and Mines, Dr Khammany Inthirath confirmed in …

International Community Offers Support for Laos following Dam Collapse

China Sends Rescue Team to Laos

Several foreign countries have begun offering assistance to Laos following the collapse of the Xe-Pian Dam in Attapeu Province on Monday.

The event has been officially classified as a national disaster, with Lao government and military personnel being deployed to the site. 

The plight of affected villagers, desperate, hungry and homeless, …

Lao Dam Collapse Floodwaters Hit Stung Treng, Cambodia

stung treng cambodia affected by lao damcollapse

Floodwaters from the dam collapse in southern Laos have hit Stung Treng province in Cambodia, causing the evacuation of over 5,000 people.

The Cambodian Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology stated that floodwaters from the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam in Laos have directly affected parts of Stung Treng, which had already …

How to Donate to the Attapeu Flood Victims

how to donate to attapeu flood and dam victims

While news of the Xe-Pian dam overflow has been slow to emerge, social media has been bombarded by photos, videos, and news clips of victims.

Attapeu provincial authorities confirmed that the Xe-Pian Dam breached its banks on Monday, leading to millions of tons of water inundating the local area, and …

Xe-Pian Dam Bursts its Banks Causing Catastrophic Damage

Attapeu provincial authorities have confirmed that the Xe-Pian Dam burst its banks yesterday, leading millions of tons of water to inundate the local area, and causing widespread damage.
A letter of warning was sent on 23 July by the Head of the Resettlement Office of Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Company, announcing that …

Villagers Evacuated As Xe-Pian Dam Set to Burst its Banks

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The Head of the Resettlement Office of Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Company has announced that part of its dam is likely to break its banks, which could cause over five million tons of water to flow downstream.

A signed letter from Mr Lee Kang Yeol Head of the Resettlement Office of …