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August 21, 2019

Death toll in landslide reaches 41 at Paung, Mon State

The death toll from a landslide in Paung, Mon State, rose to 41, and rescue workers continued searching yesterday, according to the Myanmar Fire Services Department.
The landslide induced by torrential rains struck a village in Paung Township of Mon State yesterday, with 10 persons reported dead and 27 injured so far, according to the local authorities.
Vice President U Henry Van Thio, the chairman of the National Disaster Management Committee, visited the area yesterday in support of rescue teams.
The other areas of Mon State are facing floods caused by torrential rains.
The floods wreaked havocs, forcing people to shift to temporary shelters.

Flood waters submerge over 4,000 houses, destroy bridge in Kyaikmayaw, Mon State

With Torrential rain in Kyaikmayaw, Mon State, the water level in the Attayan River has exceeded its danger mark and overflow water from the river inundated low-lying areas forcing over 25,880 residents of 4726 households from 12 villagers to leave their homes.
The flood damaged over 4,000 homes and the villagers were evacuated to temporary shelters set at monasteries and religious buildings at pagodas.
Besides, the rain-fed flood also destroyed a concrete bridge in Kyaikmaw on 9th August and wreaked havoc on the road. The authorities constructed a temporary bailey bridge on the site. — Cho Myat Htwe (Kyaikmayaw)

Floods hit Kyainseikkyi, Kayin State, forcing schools to close

Flood damages the concrete bridge in Kyaikmaw on 9 August. Photo: Cho Myat Htwe (Kyaikmayaw)
Flood damages the concrete bridge in Kyaikmaw on 9 August. Photo: Cho Myat Htwe (Kyaikmayaw)

Torrential rain started from 1st August caused floods in Kyainseikkyi, Kayin State, and submerged roads.
Over 30 schools in the township have been closed due to the floods.—Ko Kyo (Zami Myay)

Retaining wall collapses in Moehnyin due to torrential rain

Flood in Moenyin Township causes retaining wall collapse. Photo: Ni Toe
Flood in Moenyin Township causes retaining wall collapse. Photo: Ni Toe

A flash flood caused by torrential rain destroyed a retaining wall in a village in Moehnyin Township, Kachin State yesterday.
Authorities and residents are monitoring the disaster and carrying out preventive measures against the erosion.
— Ni Toe (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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