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Fires Remain A Threat, Police Warn

Fires remain a threat, police warn

The Vientiane Fire Prevention and Protection Police Department has warned the public to be more cautious about household fires because the dry season and windy conditions are an incendiary risk.
On December 18 and 19, two fires occurred in the capital, causing over 1.4 billion kip in damage, according to the department.
One of the fires occurred on …. Continue reading

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Officials Warn Consumers About Gift Basket Risks

Officials Warn Consumers About Gift Basket Risks

The health authority has established a system for the inspection of expired goods mixed in markets in an effort to curb the growth in these products according to the regulations.
The sale of fake and expired goods mixed with other products is still a common occurrence in Vientiane, even though the health authorities carry out regular …. Continue reading

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Hundreds Of Police Dismissed For Corruption

Hundreds Of Police Dismissed For Corruption

Some 737 police officers have been dismissed from their posts over the past five years after taking bribes and abusing their power.
More than 1,000 police officers were found to have violated laws and regulations including the 737 who were dismissed.
A report on the cases was presented at the …. Continue reading

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Motorbikes Involved In 95% Of Road Accidents In Laos

Motorbikes Involved In 95% Of Road Accidents In Laos

Motorbikes were involved in 95 percent of the accidents in Laos during Oct. 3-16, with 90 percent of those dying in accidents being male,according to Traffic Police Department under Lao Ministry of Public Security.
As many as 331 road accidents occurred across the country during the period,resulting in 38 fatalities. Meanwhile,49 others were … Continue reading

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Two Children Dead, Three Missing After Bridge Collapses

Two children dead, three missing after bridge collapses

Two children have died, 52 people have been rescued and three children are missing after they fell into a river in Luang Prabang province on Friday morning when the slatted wooden bridge they were walking on tipped sideways.
Fifty-seven schoolchildren, a teacher, and a motorcyclist fell off the bridge into the Xeng River at around 7am in Vangbay village, after one of the main …. Continue reading

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Ministry Bans Sale Of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Ministry Bans Sale Of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications announced on Tuesday that shops and mobile phone distributors nationwide are to stop importing and distributing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
The ministry also instructed retailers to recall any Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones they had sold previously.
An assistant at LTH Samsungt old that sales of the phone had not been discontinued at the …. Continue reading

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