Overflow alert issued for Mekong communities
Xayaboury province is advising people living alongside the Mekong River to prepare for possible flooding, while neighbouring Thailand has warned its seven north-eastern provinces to brace for sudden overflows along the river until Thursday. The Lao province issued the alert following heavy rainfall in recent ...
Thousands affected by floods in the north
Thousands of people in northern areas of Laos are suffering after rivers flooded following several days of heavy rain. Xayaboury, Huaphan and parts of Luang Prabang and Vientiane provinces have been the hardest hit, with at least 10 districts affected. In some areas, roads have ...
Villages inundated as heavy rain lashes provinces
Thousands of people in many provinces are suffering from flash floods after heavy rain in recent days has inundated their communities in Xayaboury, Bokeo, Xieng Khuang and Vientiane provinces. Xayaboury district has been the hardest hit and more than 10 villages are affected. Roads, water ...
Floods wreak havoc in Laos' north
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Some 125 families in three villages of Baeng district, Oudomxay province have been affected by floods after days of heavy rain, with property damage estimated at over 1 billion kip.Director of the provincial Labour and Social Welfare Department, Mr Somfong Sengchanthala, told Vientiane ...