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September 20, 2019

Swollen Taninthayi River forces over 30 schools to close

The school building is submerged by flood in Tanintharyi yesterday.  Photo: Nan Thar Ye Htain Win

The Taninthayi River that surged over its bank in Myeik, Taninthayi Region, after torrential rain has flooded low-lying areas and forced 36 schools to close for the safety of the school children. The river exceeded its danger mark by 11 inches. The danger mark of the river is 24 feet.
Seven basic education primary schools were closed on 9th August, 10 basic education high schools on 10th August, 19 primary schools on 11th August, totalling 36 schools have been temporarily closed so far.
The lessons will be taught on Saturday, Sunday and Sabbath day to make up for the lessons missed. — Nan Thar Ye Htain Win

(Translated by Alphonsus)

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