People wade through the flood zone on Tuesday after the collapse of a hydropower dam in Sanam Xay district, Laos, Photo: Reuters

Laos dam damage was discovered 24 hours before disastrous collapse, says South Korean builder

SK Engineering & Construction says it immediately alerted local authorities to evacuate villages downstream, well before the collapse that may have claimed hundreds of lives

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People wade through the flood zone on Tuesday after the collapse of a hydropower dam in Sanam Xay district, Laos, Photo: Reuters
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