Laos | New questions asked about Laos dam toll, builder's role

New questions asked about Laos dam toll, builder’s role

Civil society groups say govt toll of about 40 is not credible, that 800 or more people could have died in July; while Korean lawmaker claims the firm building the dam altered the design and lowered the height to boost profit

October 19, 2018 7:56 PM (UTC+8)
An aerial view of the flood in Attapeu province in southern Laos two days after the Xe-Pian Xe-Nam Noy dam collapsed on July 23. The government says just 40 died, but monitors say many hundreds were likely killed. Photo: AFP/ Mime Phoumsavanh
An aerial view of the flood in Attapeu province in southern Laos two days after the Xe-Pian Xe-Nam Noy dam collapsed on July 23. The government says just 40 died, but monitors say many hundreds were likely killed. Photo: AFP/ Mime Phoumsavanh
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