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New questions asked about Laos dam toll, builder’s role

The official death toll given by Vientiane for the dam disaster in southern Laos in July is not credible, according to civil-society groups in Thailand. Premrudee Daoroung, a well-known environmental campaigner who is part of the Laos Dam Investment Monitor, said the official toll of about 40 dead differed wildly from “reports from the very beginning […]