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Asia Album: Vientiane in Laos monsoon seasonBreaking

August 25, 2022

VIENTIANE, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rainfall and flash floods triggered by torrential rains in this monsoon season have affected many areas in Laos. Villages along the Mekong River and its main tributaries were recently warned to be alert for rising water levels. Earlier this month, river flooding hit four northern provinces in the Southeast Asian country, with roads flooded and water and electricity supplies cut off in some areas, authorities said. Heavy rainfall has also affected the capital Vientiane, which is located on the banks of the Mekong.

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 20, 2022 shows a villager fishing in Mekong River along submerged sandbanks, to the west of Lao capital Vientiane. (Photo by Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua)

Photo taken on Aug. 20, 2022 shows a road amid rain in the west of  Vientiane, the capital of

Laos. (Photo by Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua)

Villagers fish after rain in Mekong River on submerged sandbank, to the west of Lao capital Vientiane, on Aug. 20, 2022, (Photo by Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on August 20, 2022 shows villagers fish in Mekong River along their floating houses by the submerged sandbank, to the west of Lao capital Vientiane. (Photo by Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on August 20, 2022 shows villagers fish in Mekong River along their floating houses by the submerged sandbank, to the west of Lao capital Vientiane. (Photo by Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua)