A hard-boiled egg and a luminous sliver of moon were the only comforts for Mr Phon, 70, as he spent two chilly nights perched for safety on the tin roof of his family home.
Below him lapped the edges of a murky wall of water, unleashed by the collapse of a dam in southern Laos. He and 10 others from Tha Hin village, including his wife and son, sat huddled together, pinching bits from the egg to make it last.
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