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The Laos disaster reminds us that local people are too often victims of dam development

On July 22, the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam under construction in Laos’ Attapeu Province collapsed.

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Flash flooding inundated eight villages, killing at least 29 people and leaving 131 officially reported missing.

The final number of casualties could be much higher.

Disaster response activities are ongoing.

Luos 1aThe deputy secretary of the province claimed that more than 1,100 people were still unaccounted for, as of July 27.

Laotian authorities are investigating whether the collapse was caused by heavy rainfall, inadequate construction standards, or a…

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