VIENTIANE – more than two weeks after a dambreuk in Laos, has the death toll risen to 34. Some 10,000 displaced persons still stay in shelters, messages to local media.
The construction of the dam Xepian-Xe Nam Noy died on 23 July. This struck a body of water of about 5 billion cubic litres of six villages. There are still nearly a hundred people missing. Rescue workers say that the deep layer of mud that has been left in the area the bergingsactiviteiten difficult.
About the cause of the collapse of the dam is not entirely clear. According to a company that in the construction of the dam is concerned, it is the heavy rainfall may be the cause.
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