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HAGL JSC continues aid to victims of Lao dam collapse

Vietnam’s Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Company (HAGL) recently handed LAK2 billion (about US$250,000) to authorities of Laos’ southern Attapeu province to support victims of the recent dam collapse.

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The company previously offered a batch of urgent aid, including 50 tonnes of rice, food and 2,000 clothes, to people in affected areas.

It also dispatched 15 medical workers of Medical University-HAGL Hospital to work with Laos’ rescue forces and sent medical equipment to support local people after the incident.

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On July 23, a saddle dam of the Sepian Senamnoi hydroelectric power project, invested by companies of the Republic of Korea, Thailand and Laos, burst, unleashing 5 billion cubic metres of water from the mountain to 13 villages of Sanamxay district downstream the Sepian River, some 560 km southeast of Vientiane.

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As of August 14, up to 39 people had died while 97 other remained missing, according to the Lao government.

VNA

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