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    Floods affect thousands of people in northern Laos

    VIENTIANE (XINHUA) – Thousands of people in northern Laos have been affected by flash floods triggered by heavy rains in recent days.

    Oudomxay, Bokeo, Huaphan, Phongsaly are among the provinces hit by the floods.

    Oudomxay province, some 310 kilometres (km) north of the Laos capital Vientiane, has been the hardest hit since last Friday, chief of the Lar district Houmphan Bouphakham told local media on Monday.

    He said roads were flooded and impassable, houses destroyed or damaged, and electricity and water supplies cut off.

    More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin

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