Laos dam collapse: 3,000 in need of rescue as death toll rises to 19

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Rescue teams sending boats across the Attapeu area to try to save those stranded by flash flooding

At least three thousand people in Laos are still in need of rescue, clinging to trees and sitting on rooftops, after a dam in a southeastern province burst, flooding villages and killing at least 19.

The local authorities and rescue teams are still dispatching boats across the Attapeu area to try to save those who have been stranded by the flash flooding. A reported 2,851 people have already been rescued.

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