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Deadly dam collapse hit protected forests in southern Laos

In July, a hydroelectric dam collapse in Laos released five billion cubic meters of water into the surrounding countryside – the equivalent of two million Olympic swimming pools. The resulting flood killed dozens, devastated communities, forced thousands to flee and ripped through areas of protected rainforest. The catastrophe made headlines globally; initial reactions focused, understandably, on […]