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August 12, 2020

Low-lying areas in Sagaing flooded as Ayeyawady swells

Water from the swollen Ayeyawady River enters low-lying areas in Sagaing.  Photo: Khaing Zeya
Water from the swollen Ayeyawady River enters low-lying areas in Sagaing.  Photo: Khaing Zeya

The Ayeyarwady River has exceeded its danger mark in Sagaing, inundating wards and villages in low-lying areas in the west of Sagaing. .
The villages in the west of Sagaing: Nyaung Kone, Kanar Taung, Gone Nyin Taung, Tal Gyi, Nay Puu Gone, Ma U Pin are now flooded, and the locals and the cattle have been evacuated to pagodas and monasteries.
“Water level is rising fast. Most was evacuated this morning. The whole village had to shift to shelters. People and things were transported to higher ground by boats. There wasn’t much destruction in farm as it was only in preparation state, Only 70 households were evacuated to Ng Htat Gyi Pagoda’s premise. We have to arrange our own food” said U Nyin Lin from Nay Pu Gone village, who evacuated to Ng Htat Gyi Pagoda’s premise.
Because of the flood, seven basic education schools have been closed so far. Some 370 people have been evacuated to safety, according to Sagaing District Management Committee. — Khaing Zeya (Translated by Aphonsus)

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