VIENTIANE, Laos, The July dam collapse incident, in southern Laos, has left 42 killed and 23 missing, it was reported on Friday.

According to the report, two more bodies of victims, of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam collapse, were found on Nov 30.

Both were residents of Hinlad village, Sanamxay district, Attapeu Province, some 560 km southeast of the Laotian capital, Vientiane.

With the latest discovery, the number of dead bodies retrieved since the incident took place on July 23, has reached 42, with 23 other persons still missing.

The collapse of an under-construction saddle dam, at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower plant, invested by South Korean, Thai and Lao companies, resulted in devastating floods in the region, leading to the tragic loss of lives and properties.

Source: NAM News Network