Europe

Irish man drowns in Laos river

Laos

A 23-year-old Irish man has drowned while crossing a swollen river in Laos.

He was named as Gary Price from Swinford in County Mayo.

It is believed he was returning to Ireland from Australia when he stopped in Laos for a number of days with friends.

The Irish Embassy in Hanoi is providing consular assistance to the victim's family.