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Death toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 134

Feb 05, 2019 - 7:17 AM

A fire services spokesman says it is possible that not all the bodies will be located and recovered

DAM COLLAPSE. A rescuer searches for victims of Friday's dam collapse near the town of Brumadinho, state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, on January 28, 2019. Photo by Douglas Magno/AFP

Thick mud hampers Laos dam rescue with hundreds still unaccounted for

Jul 28, 2018 - 5:41 PM

The exact number of dead and missing from the dam collapse remains a mystery because of the complexity of the rescue operation and the secretive reflexes of Laos's Communist authorities in the face of an unprecedented crisis.

AFTERMATH. An elderly woman carries a child while other residents displaced by massive flood waters from the collapsed dam seek shelter in Paksong town in Champasak province on July 25, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu / AFP

The week in photos: July 21-27, 2018

Jul 28, 2018 - 4:51 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A burning home is reflected in a pool during the Carr fire in Redding, California on July 27, 2018. One firefighter has died and at least two others have been injured as wind-whipped flames tore through the region. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Floods from Laos dam collapse force evacuations in Cambodia

Jul 26, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Twenty-seven people are confirmed dead, with 131 still missing, after the Xe-Namnoy dam collapsed on Monday in a remote southern corner of Laos, leaving villagers with little time to escape

LAOS FLOODING. This handout photo taken on July 25, 2018 and released to AFP on July 26 by Mime Phousavanh shows an aerial view of the flooded area in Sanamxai, in Attapeu province after a dam collapsed on July 23. Courtesy of Mime Phoumsavanh/AFP

'Battery of Asia': Laos's controversial hydro ambitions

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:01 AM

The dam collapse this week in southern Laos that left at least 26 dead and scores missing has shed light on the perils of the country's big bet on hydropower

'BATTERY OF ASIA.' The entrance of Houay Ho Hydropower Plant is seen in Sanamxai, Attapeu province on July 25, 2018. Photo by  Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Search for missing as Kenya burst dam toll reaches 45

May 11, 2018 - 10:24 PM

A portion of the earthen wall of the dam collapsed, sending millions of liters of water coursing down a muddy slope, engulfing nearby settlements and destroying power lines over a stretch of some 10 kilometers

FLOODING. Villagers cross through receding waters in an area of flash flooding at Solai in Subukia, Nakuru County on May 10, 2018, after the banks of a private dam used for irrigation and fish farming burst its banks some 40kms north of the lakeside town of Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

BHP vows to find cause of deadly Brazil dam collapse

Nov 19, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Although the mine is a big employer anger at the sudden catastrophe has been intense with experts predicting it will take the ecosystem decades to recover

MINE WOES. A handout picture made available by the Brazilian Secretary of State for Health in Mariana, Juliano Duarte, on November 6, 2015 shows the place where a mudslide took place near the Gerais Mines in Brazil. Photo by Juliano Duarte/Secretario de Salud de Mariana/EPA