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Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos

Laos to investigate possible construction flaws after dam collapse

South Korea's SK and Korea Western Power among builders of $1bn project

When the dam broke on Monday evening unleashing five billion cubic meters of water, flash floods hit the homes of more than 1,300 families or 6,600 people   © Reuters

BANGKOK/SEOUL -- The Lao government will look for possible construction flaws that resulted in the collapse of the hydroelectric power dam in southern Laos that flooded surrounding villages earlier this week killing more than 20 and displacing thousands.

A source at the ministry of energy and mines told the Nikkei Asian Review that heightened water levels due to heavy rains may not have been the only cause for the collapse of the 90% completed dam.

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