The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, has expressed sympathy and condolence to the people and government of Laos, following the deadly dam collapse which resulted in over 100 deaths.

Over 100 people have lost their lives, and hundreds of others are listed as missing after a hydroelectric dam under construction in Laos collapsed on 23 July 2018, leading to widespread destruction, flooding, and homelessness among the local population.

 Roads were destroyed, houses washed away and lives lost as the enormous torrent of water swept over the southern Laotian province of Attapeu on Monday evening.

The collapse of Laos dam that triggered massive flooding and devastation was due to "substandard construction," the country's Minister of Energy and Mines said.

The government of Laos has warned of possible flooding and landslides in parts of the northern and central provinces, as more heavy rain is expected in the coming days. 

Residents have been told to prepare to move to safer areas, said a notice issued on Friday (Jul 27) by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as well as the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology. 

Authorities added that the water level at the Nam Ou 2 dam in the northern Luang Prabang province has exceeded the "warning point". It is part of a seven-dam hydropower project developed by China's Sinohydro Corp along the Nam Ou River.