Home / World / Diplomacy

China stands ready to offer aid and assistance after dam collapsed in Laos: FM

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-07-25 21:26

BEIJING - China is willing to offer aid and assistance to Laos after a dam collapsed Monday, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks at a daily press briefing.

"China is maintaining close communication with Laos on disaster relief," Geng said, responding to questions regarding the aftermath following collapse of the dam.

China has expressed sympathy to Laos over the casualties and property losses caused by the accident and offered condolences for the dead, said Geng, expressing hopes that the missing people will be found soon, the injured will have a speedy recovery and people adversely impacted by the disaster will resume normal life as soon as possible.

A dam under construction collapsed late Monday in Attapeu Province, southern Laos, triggering flash flood in seven villages. About 19 people were confirmed dead and 49 others remained missing, according to local media reports.

Most Viewed in 24 Hours
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349