September 23, 2017

Village huts swept away in Myanaung Township

Houses of local people in flooding in Myanaung Township.  Photo: Win Bo (IPRD)
Houses of local people in flooding in Myanaung Township. Photo: Win Bo (IPRD)

Heavy rain in Myanaung Township, Ayeyawady Region raised water levels of Paesi Creek on 12 October, causing widespread flooding in surrounding areas. Six huts in Nyaungchehtauk Village were swept away. A village elder said that the floods did not result in any casualties to people or animals, but that the economic cost of the damage is estimated to be around K300,000 (US$233).
The families who lost their homes are staying with relatives and township authorities are providing relief assistance.
Yaungchi-Oo rice mill on nearby Pathein-Monywa Road was also inundated by six feet deep flood waters, which destroyed 400 bags of milled and broken rice, which each weigh 50 kilogrammes. The cost of the damage is K3.75 million ($2918).

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