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26th July, 2018

Hungary contributes aid to Laos

Hungary is sending water purifying equipment to Laos to help the country cope following the collapse of a dam at a water works company, the Foreign Ministry announced.

The disaster claimed many human lives, hundreds of people have disappeared and about 7,000 people have lost their homes, the ministry said.

The ministry contacted local authorities so as to take part in disaster response efforts as quickly and effectively as possible.

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