LAOS-DAM-DISASTER-ACCIDENT

New pylon tower used in power distrubution line coming from hydro power plant runs through Pak Se district in Champasak province on July 25, 2018. Mountainous and landlocked Laos, known as the "Battery of Asia", is building dozens of dams at breakneck speed so it can sell energy to power-hungry neighbours as a fast track out of poverty. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

August 15, 2018 2:46 PM (UTC+8)