5000th posting: Korean Air flies aid for Laos dam collapse victims

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Korean Air has provided emergency relief supplies for victims of the Laos dam collapse, flying water and blankets on a service to Vietnam.

The carrier delivered a 40 tonne package including 36,000 litres of water and 2,000 blankets on flight KE461 from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport to Da Nang, Vietnam.

The aid will be delivered through the Disaster Management Office in the affected region.

The relief supplies will be delivered through Da Nang as the affected Attapeu province in southern Laos is closer to the Vietnamese city than Laos’ capital, Vientiane.

Several hundred people were affected when a hydropower dam collapsed on 23 July, with floods destroying houses in six villages in Attapeu province, and forcing local residents to be evacuated.