Eight die in pleasure boat capsize on Sunday

Eight people drowned when a pleasure boat capsized on Sunday morning during a trip on Nam Ngum Lake – a popular tourist spot in Vientiane province, which borders on the capital Vientiane. The boat was carrying 39 people and capsized at about 9 am after ...

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Storm wreaks havoc in central Lao provinces

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Floodwater inundated many areas of Savannakhet and Khammuan provinces after tropical storm Podul blasted through over the weekend, leaving one person dead and damaging large swathes of rice crops.Flooding occurred in many parts of the country after the Meteorology and Hydrology ...

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Tropical storm Podul set to hit Laos today

Tropical storm Podul is on track to lash northern, southern and central areas of the country and everyone should be on the alert for heavy rain and winds due to storm activity from August 29 to September 1.The storm is currently heading westward at a ...

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Storms sweep Laos, destroy homes

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Several houses and buildings were destroyed or damaged after storms passed over the country last week.The Meteorology and Hydrology Department, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, had warned that severe weather events could occur in northern and central Laos ...

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Storm wreaks havoc in Xayaboury

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Almost 50 houses in four villages of Xayaboury district, Xayaboury province, were damaged by strong winds and heavy rain when a storm swept through the provincial capital last week.Deputy Director of the Labour and Social Welfare Office in Xayaboury district, Mrs ...

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Storm demolishes 30 houses in Huaphan

Some 30 houses in Xiengkhor district, Huaphan province, were damaged by a storm that lashed the area last week, bringing thunder, rain, hail and strong winds.District Governor Mr Phanta Thonvongsa told Vientiane Times on Monday “The storm passed through nine villages in the district on February 19. ...

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Bokeo families struggling to recover from storm damage

Families who have lost property, crops and livestock during hailstorms and squalls that lashed Bokeo province recently are still in need of assistance to restore their homes and livelihoods.More ...

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Weathermen warn of tropical storm Barijat

Tropical storm Barijat is forecast to affect the north and central regions of Laos and everyone should be on the alert for heavy rain and winds due to storm activity from September 12-18.More ...

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Tropical storms wreak havoc as monsoon tightens its grip

 Two tropical storms have unleashed torrents of rain in many parts of the country, affecting agriculture, houses, other buildings, and roads, with downpours lasting for several days.More ...

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Tropical Storm Bebinca set to lash nation’s north

Northern regions of Laos are being warned to prepare for heavy rain and wind with weather forecasters predicting that Tropical Storm Bebinca will move across parts of Vietnam and northern Laos from August 16-18.More ...

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