Myanmar’s Death Toll from Landslides and Floods Reaches 59

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Weekend downpour and landslides in Myanmar

The south and south-eastern parts of Myanmar were submerged with floodwaters that causes more than 80,000 local residents to flee their homes during the weekend downpour. The death toll from huge landslides has now reached 59.

Rescuers have dug out more victims on Friday morning from the mud and rubble caused  by the deadly landslide when 27 homes have collapsed in Mon village of Ye Pyar Kone. Karen states and other neighboring regions have also been badly affected.

RESCUERS HELPED RETRIEVED DEAD BODIES FROM MUD CAUSED BY LANDSLIDES – Photos: Sai Aung Main/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

According to the local UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs, there are now approximately 80,000 people sheltering in evacuation centers across the country.

 

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