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Ninteen people confirmed dead after Laos dam collapse

Last Updated : 25 July 2018, 05:34 IST
Last Updated : 25 July 2018, 05:34 IST

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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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Published 25 July 2018, 05:26 IST

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