New York

24 July 2018

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life and significant damage caused by a break in the hydroelectric dam under construction in Attapeu in southern Laos, adding to the previous destruction caused by Tropical Storm Son.  The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos.
The United Nations stands in solidarity with Laos and is ready to provide support to the national rescue and relief efforts if required.