老挝大坝倒塌:多人死亡,数百人失踪 Laos Dam Collapse: several people killed,hundreds missing

老挝国家媒体称,一座水电站大坝倒塌,造成数人死亡,数百人失踪。

事故周一晚间发生在东南部的阿塔佩省。桑片-桑南内水电站大坝倒塌,下泄的水在整个地区形成巨大的水浪,冲走了数百所房屋,使好几十名居民无家可归。

桑片-桑南内水电站由韩国、老挝、泰国等四家公司合资开发, 本来计划在今年开始运作。

Laos state media says several people have been killed and hundreds more are missing after the collapse of a hydroelectric dam.

The accident occurred in the southeastern province of Attapeu late Monday. The collapse of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam released large waves of water throughout the district, washing away hundreds of homes and leaving scores of residents homeless.

The dam is a joint project involving Lao, South Korean and Thai companies. It was scheduled to begin operating sometime this year.