Aid was delivered on Tuesday by a philanthropic organisation to flood victims who were forced to leave their homes because of rising floodwaters in Khamti as the Chindwin River overflowed its banks.
More than 2,500 people from 545 households abandoned their homes and sought shelter at monasteries after the river reached its highest level on Tuesday. Aid provided by KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation included 600 rice bags, 15 drums (52 gallons) of cooking oil, salt and 30,000 packs of dried noodles. The water level of the Chindwin River is expected to fall over the next three days, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
The swelling Chindwin River forced schools to close and watercraft services to cease last month.
According to weather agencies, the water level of the Chindwin River in Hkamti is about four feet above its danger level and it may fall below the danger level over the next three days.
Thura Lwin (Eco)