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Laos dam collapse: Water levels slowly receding

People are starting to return to their homes even as rescue workers continue to search for survivors after the dam collapse that sent a deluge, destroying villages in both Laos and Cambodia.

The number of dead from Monday’s dam collapse in Laos has risen to 27 with more than 100 missing.

As water levels recede, villagers are questioning why they were not moved to safety sooner.

Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Stung Treng province in neighbouring Cambodia.