A BBC team has gained access to the worst affected areas in Laos following a ban on foreign journalists.
The $1.2bn dam collapsed after heavy rain fall during the monsoon. The secretive communist government of Laos is being accused of hiding the real damage from the rest of the world by local people and aid agencies.
Camera: Daniel Bull
Producer: Pratiksha Ghildial
Reporter: Nick Beake
Laos dam collapse victims speak to BBC