Laos | Lao dam disaster raises suspicions of a cover-up

Lao dam disaster raises suspicions of a cover-up

Glaring discrepancies between local and national officials' death and missing estimates suggest the communist regime may be seeking to downplay the scale of the tragedy

July 30, 2018 7:22 PM (UTC+8)
A flood victim with food from relief personnel in Sanamxai, Attapeu province, on July 27, 2018. Rescuers seek to find scores of Laotians still missing after entire villages were washed away. Photo: AFP/ Nhac Nguyen
A flood victim with food from relief personnel in Sanamxai, Attapeu province, on July 27, 2018. Rescuers seek to find scores of Laotians still missing after entire villages were washed away. Photo: AFP/ Nhac Nguyen
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