Newly Constructed Hydroelectric Dam in Laos Collapses Hundreds Missing, Towns Flooded

The Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric dam collapsed at 8 p.m. on Monday, releasing five billion cubic meters of water (roughly 175 billion cubic feet) and sweeping away homes in the southern province of Attapeu

Newly Constructed Hydroelectric Dam in Laos Collapses Hundreds Missing, Towns Flooded

  ATTAPEU, Laos – Hundreds of people went missing with many believed drowned after a newly constructed hydropower dam in Attapeu province of Laos collapsed late Monday, unleashing about five billion cubic metres of water downstream, flooding six villages. A statement issued by the Laotian government in Vientiane via state media said that “several human […]