August 19, 2016

Flood death toll climbs to 106

The nationwide death toll from severe flooding has risen to 106, authorities said Friday.
The government repeated its request for donors wishing to distribute emergency aid in disaster areas to first seek safety advice from local authorities.
The announcement followed a number of fatal accidents in flooded areas of the Ayayawady Delta.
Five people, including two Buddhist monks, died Wednesday night after the vehicle carrying them plunged into floodwaters.
They had been returning home after distributing rice in a disaster area.
Three schoolgirls died after a motorboat carrying them to school capsized Monday in Yekyi Township, Ayeyawady Delta. The updated figure released by the ministry on Friday showed that the death toll in Sagaing Region had increased from 11 to 14. The figure also showed that 56 people had perished in Rakhine State, 11 in Mandalay Region and nine in Shan State.


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