11 Killed and Another 120,000 Displaced by Floods in Myanmar

11 Killed and Another 120,000 Displaced by Floods in MyanmarNearly 120,000 residents were displaced by floods that sank into southeastern Myanmar, killing 11 people.

The panicked population tried to save themselves to dry land while carrying their children on their shoulders, as well as carrying things.

An official said on Tuesday (31/7/2018), there are 285 refugee centers to accommodate residents. Meanwhile, the death toll is feared increasing.

Muddy water reaches the roof of the house and sweeps agricultural land in four provinces. Rescue workers tried to evacuate residents from the floods in Hpa-an, Karen state. “There may be more casualties, but we are still gathering information,” said Director of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Phyu Lei Lei Tun, as reported by AFP. “Water has receded at some point.

But we do not know how long the disaster will last. “Meanwhile, five people were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rain at Kawthaung in the southern tip of Myanmar, with evacuation orders still prevailing in many flood-hit areas.

Levels of water levels in some rivers have exceeded the danger level and 36 dams and reservoirs overflowed.

Heavy rains also caused large dams in southern Laos collapsed last week to wipe out villages.
Heavy rains also caused large dams in southern Laos collapsed last week to wipe out villages.

The floods of the disaster hit the territory of Cambodia and forced thousands of people out of their homes. Rescuers are still looking for survivors in Laos, more than a week after the dam collapsed.