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Laos scrambles for food, medicines, coffins three days after dam burst

KHOKONG, Laos (Reuters) - Troops searched for survivors in the remote southern tip of Laos on Thursday, three days after the collapse of a hydropower dam sent a torrent of water charging across paddy fields and through villages, as rescuers rushed aid to thousands of homeless.

Sunny weather brings hope to evacuees

ALOR SETAR: Thousands at flood evacuation centres in Kedah and Perlis are hopeful that the sudden clear skies and sunny weather will enable them to finally return home.

Role in flood prevention

From MOHAMMAD HAFIZZ DZULKIFLI, Policy and Communication Executive ,Forum Air Malaysia

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides rises to 43

Banyumas (Indonesia) (AFP) - The death toll from landslides and flooding in Indonesia rose to 43 on Monday, an official said, after hundreds of homes were engulfed by surging torrents of mud and rock.