Ninteen people confirmed dead after Laos dam collapse

Ninteen people confirmed dead after Laos dam collapse

In this Tuesday, July 24, 2018, image from video, people are evacuated through the floodwaters from a collapsed dam in southeastern Laos. Rescue efforts are ongoing in villages flooded after part of a newly built hydroelectric dam was breached in southeas

Nineteen people died and more than 3,000 need to be rescued after a dam collapsed in a remote part of land-locked Laos, local media reported on Wednesday.

The English-language Vientiane Times, citing district governor Bounhom Phommasane, said more than 3,000 people "require rescue" and about 2,851 people have been saved.

About 19 people have been "found dead", the paper said. 

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