Aid group says Laos landslides kill 16By AP News Aug 24, 2013 12:11PM UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — An international aid group says landslides in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos have killed 16 people.
Plan International says heavy rains caused landslides to swamp six villages on Wednesday night in the northwest district of Pakbeng.
The group said Friday that 38 homes were washed away along with huts storing vital supplies of rice in the impoverished communities.
Plan says many roads in the northern province of Oudomxay, where Pakbeng is located, are impassable.