Dam burst causes floods in southeastern Laos

7/25/2018 7:04:00 AM

Villagers evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos./ ABC Laos News/Handout via REUTERS

An under-construction hydroelectric dam burst in Attapeu Province on July 23 inundating several villages in southeastern Laos, ABC News reported citing media sources. The dam is 90% owned by Thailand-based Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company and being built by a group of South Korean companies including SK Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. The dam was 90% complete and scheduled to start operations next year.

Source: Business Insurance