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U.N. Ready To Assist In Laos After Dam Collapse Leaves More Than 6K Homeless

U.N. News: U.N. ready to assist rescue and relief effort as dam collapses in Laos, with many feared dead
“Following reports that dozens of people are dead or missing following the collapse of a dam that was under construction in Laos, the United Nations chief on Tuesday said that the world body stands ready to support the rescue and relief efforts, if authorities request it. According to news reports, the collapse of the dam created flash flooding conditions that swept through Attapeu province in south-eastern Laos, submerging villages and leaving more than 6,000 homeless…” (7/24).

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