UN Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his solidarity to the people of Lao PDR who have been ravaged by floods during the past few days. This is what his spokesperson stated earlier:
“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.”