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Thousands stranded after Laos dam collapse

Parents carry their children as they leave their home during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. 


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Parents carry their children as they leave their home during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Parents carry their children as they leave their home during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A man rows a boat during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A man rows a boat during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A man rows a boat during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Damaged house is seen on a street during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Damaged house is seen on a street during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Damaged house is seen on a street during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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People sit on a locally made vehicle as they travel during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People sit on a locally made vehicle as they travel during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People sit on a locally made vehicle as they travel during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A girl uses a mattress as a raft during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A girl uses a mattress as a raft during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A girl uses a mattress as a raft during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A man washes his face during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A man washes his face during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A man washes his face during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A man carries his child during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A man carries his child during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A man carries his child during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Soldiers sit on a boat during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Soldiers sit on a boat during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Soldiers sit on a boat during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Damaged car is seen during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Damaged car is seen during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Damaged car is seen during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A woman walks on a road during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A woman walks on a road during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A woman walks on a road during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A resident looks on next to the eggs collected from mud during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A resident looks on next to the eggs collected from mud during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A resident looks on next to the eggs collected from mud during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A solider rests on a locally made vehicle during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tu

A solider rests on a locally made vehicle during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tu

A solider rests on a locally made vehicle during the flood after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tu
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People walk through flooded area after being brought to safety by boat in Sanam Xay district, Attapeu Province, Laos. 


ATTAPEU TODAY/ via REUTERS

People walk through flooded area after being brought to safety by boat in Sanam Xay district, Attapeu Province, Laos. ATTAPEU TODAY/ via REUTERS

People walk through flooded area after being brought to safety by boat in Sanam Xay district, Attapeu Province, Laos. ATTAPEU TODAY/ via REUTERS
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An aerial view shows the flooded area after a dam collapsed in Attapeu province. MIME PHOUMSAVANH/via REUTERS

An aerial view shows the flooded area after a dam collapsed in Attapeu province. MIME PHOUMSAVANH/via REUTERS

An aerial view shows the flooded area after a dam collapsed in Attapeu province. MIME PHOUMSAVANH/via REUTERS
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Villagers evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos.


ABC Laos News/via REUTERS

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

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

Villagers are evacuated after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer

Villagers are evacuated after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer
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Flooded fields are seen after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer

Flooded fields are seen after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer

Flooded fields are seen after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer
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A general view of a rescue operation after a hydropower dam collapse in Attapeu Province. Mime Phoumsavanh via REUTERS

A general view of a rescue operation after a hydropower dam collapse in Attapeu Province. Mime Phoumsavanh via REUTERS

A general view of a rescue operation after a hydropower dam collapse in Attapeu Province. Mime Phoumsavanh via REUTERS
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Rescuers work at a flooded site after a hydropower dam collapse in Attapeu Province. Mime Phoumsavanh via REUTERS

Rescuers work at a flooded site after a hydropower dam collapse in Attapeu Province. Mime Phoumsavanh via REUTERS

Rescuers work at a flooded site after a hydropower dam collapse in Attapeu Province. Mime Phoumsavanh via REUTERS
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People walk through flooded area after being brought to safety by boat in Sanam Xay district, Attapeu Province, Laos. ATTAPEU TODAY/ via REUTERS

People walk through flooded area after being brought to safety by boat in Sanam Xay district, Attapeu Province, Laos. ATTAPEU TODAY/ via REUTERS

People walk through flooded area after being brought to safety by boat in Sanam Xay district, Attapeu Province, Laos. ATTAPEU TODAY/ via REUTERS
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Villagers evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer

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

Villagers evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer
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Villagers carry their belonging as they evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer

Villagers carry their belonging as they evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer

Villagers carry their belonging as they evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer
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Villagers are seen inside a temporary shelter as they evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer

Villagers are seen inside a temporary shelter as they evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer

Villagers are seen inside a temporary shelter as they evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer
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Villagers are seen inside a temporary shelter with their belonging as they evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer

Villagers are seen inside a temporary shelter with their belonging as they evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer

Villagers are seen inside a temporary shelter with their belonging as they evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer
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Villagers are seen inside a temporary shelter as they evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer

Villagers are seen inside a temporary shelter as they evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer

Villagers are seen inside a temporary shelter as they evacuate after the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam collapsed in Attapeu province, Laos. REUTERS/Stringer
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