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Myanmar - Flooding in Shan State

08:44 Jun 5 2018 Shan State

Myanmar - Flooding in Shan State
Description
Torrential rain causes flooding in Taunggyi Township, Shan State

TAUNGGYI-Due to torrential rain poured down yesterday evening in Taunggyi Township, Sothern Shan State, a G-VI schoolboy died of being washed in the gutter.

Moreover, torrential rain caused flooding in downtown of Taunggyi Township and fallen trees.

Likewise, every lower ward were flooded and brick walls of some houses were collapsed so also trees were fallen down due to the storm hit on June 2nd and 3rd.

orrential rain has flooded some townships in northern Shan State, sources said.

The flood seriously occurred in Nantlan village, Sipaw Township and half of the village has been submerged by floodwater.

“The situation is worse than previous two or three days. We cannot go out as roads are full of water. The situation in Matmonhein ward is far worse. Paddy fields have full of water. Although the school is not submerged, students cannot go,” said local Sai Khin Maung Oo.

Water has flooded in Nantlan village since June 1 and the flood occurred once on June 2 and June 6 respectively.

“The floodwater is caused by torrential rain only and torrent water is not arrived yet. We have no casualties but we have to save an old man and a child, who are drifted in the water. We have a lot of damages,” said Myo Myint, who is helping the flood victims.

Locals said almost no flood was occurred in the village before and the flood is occurred due to deforestation.

Similarly, rainwater caused flooding along Padauk, Aungsan and Pinlon roads in No.2 ward of Kyaukme Township and water entered into houses.

Water also flooded Mandalay-Lashio union road near Kyaukme and buses and trucks are passed the water in turn, said Thet Swe from Oriental Highway in Kyaukme.

Torrential rain caused by continuous rainfall made flooding in northern Shan State recent days.
Additional Data
Country: Myanmar
Affected Area / Region: Taunggyi Township, Shan State

Casualties

Damages

Damaged houses: unknown numberDamaged educational facilities (e.g. schools): 1 schoolDamaged infrastructure (e.g. road, water network): roads were blocked and affectedAccess to early warning: Yes

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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