Floods from Laos dam collapse reach Cambodia (Xe-Namnoy dam (In Laos…
Floods from Laos dam collapse reach Cambodia
collapsed on Monday
thousands to evacuate, as rescuers
leaving villagers with little time to escape.
in a remote southern corner of Laos
drained into Cambodia
battled monsoon rains to find scores of Laotians still missing after entire villages were washed away.
27 people have been confirmed dead
131 still missing
while villagers picked through their wrecked, mud-caked homes for possessions as the flood waters receded.
joined local soldiers searching for the missing Thursday
in life jackets
according to an AFP reporter at the scene
while community volunteers pitched in with private boats to return to villages still submerged
Residents recalled their terror as water rushed through their homes
It is an unprecedented accident
to strike the hydropower industry
where the Communist government has dammed large sections of its myriad waterways to generate electricity
mostly sold to its neighbours.