Floods and landslides in southern Myanmar – at least 41 dead

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 17:15

PHOTOS: SBS News

The latest in the flood situation in southern Myanmar…

• Continuous monsoon rain since the start of the month has resulted to flooding in several areas in Southern Myanmar – Ayeyarwady, Bago, Kayin, Mon, and Tanintharyi.

• According to the Department of Disaster Management, a rain-induced landslide occurred in a village in Paung Township (Mon State) on Friday. Search & Rescue operations has so far recovered 41 dead bodies, and believed another 41 are still missing. Rescued injured residents are immediately sent to hospitals for medical care.

The Thaiger (11 August 2019)