BANGKOK, 25th July 2018 (NNT) – The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, expressed his condolences to the Lao government and its people, following the devastating flooding in Attapeu and Champasak provinces.

A partly constructed hydropower dam collapsed in Laos, sending flash floods surging through many villages and leaving about 1,300 people homeless. The disaster has reportedly resulted in many deaths, missing people, and damages to properties and agricultural areas.

Prime Minister Prayut said no one would want this type of incident to happen. He said Thailand, as a close neighboring country, is ready to fully provide assistance. Initially, Thai rescuers have arrived at the site to assist flood-affected people.

Gen. Prayut said the government is willing to provide support in terms of personnel, rescue teams, and necessary materials.

Meanwhile, the Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane has opened a bank account to receive donations for the flood victims. Those wishing to contribute can donate money directly at the Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane or Attapeu District Office. The embassy will also open a bank account in Thailand to facilitate people who wish to donate money to help the victims.

The Prime Minister offered moral support to the Lao people who have been hit by this disaster and officials working to provide assistance to those in need. He also wished the situation would return to normal as soon as possible.

Source : NNT


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