September 20, 2017

President consoles Namhsan fire victims

President U Thein Sein hands over relief aid for fire victims to local authorities.
President U Thein Sein hands over relief aid for fire victims to local authorities.

PRESIDENT U Thein Sein yesterday consoled victims whose houses were burnt down in a fire of two days ago in the twonship of Namhsan, northern Shan State.
The fire began in the early afternoon and continued untill yesterday morning, with officials estimating the number of victims at 1,500 from 300 households.
Fire brigades from nearby townships sent 21 fire engines to put out the fire.
The president, on behalf of the government, provided K300,000 (US$237) each to the fire victims and K100,000 ($80) each to eleventh graders in addition to 1,000 bags of rice.
He also presented Buddha Statues, relief items, food and clothes.
During his visit to Namhsan, President U Thein Sein urged officials to speed up the provision of makeshift accommodations.
The president visited a monastery, a religious community hall and a high school, where he spoke words of comfort to the victims and provided them with basic needs.

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