Several dead, hundreds missing after dam collapse in Laos

PHOTO: Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, July 24, 2018.PlayAttapeu Today via AP
WATCH Several dead, hundreds missing after dam collapse in Laos

A hydroelectric dam in southeastern Laos has collapsed, according to an Associated Press report citing state media.

PHOTO: A villager takes refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, July 24, 2018.Attapeu Today via AP
A villager takes refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, July 24, 2018.

Several people are confirmed dead, and hundreds are missing.

PHOTO: This screen grab taken on handout video footage from ABC Laos on July 24, 2018 shows various structures surrounded by floodwaters in Attapeu province after a dam collapsed the day before.AFP/Getty Images
This screen grab taken on handout video footage from ABC Laos on July 24, 2018 shows various structures surrounded by floodwaters in Attapeu province after a dam collapsed the day before.

The official Lao news agency KPL reported on Tuesday that the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, sweeping away homes and leaving more than 6,000 homeless.

PHOTO: Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, July 24, 2018.Attapeu Today via AP
Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, July 24, 2018.

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