Vientiane Rescue volunteers taking a person involved in a road accident to a hospital. Photo: AFP

On the roads of Vientiane, where drink driving is out of control, volunteer medical staff are fighting a losing battle

Poorly maintained roads, dilapidated vehicles, an increase in motorcycle use and the widespread prevalence of drink driving makes Vientiane one of Asia’s most precarious capitals for road deaths

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Vientiane Rescue volunteers taking a person involved in a road accident to a hospital. Photo: AFP
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