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Flood victims reach nearly 15,000 in central Myanmar

English.news.cn   2014-08-09 23:46:33

YANGON, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Torrential rain in central part of Myanmar's Bago region caused flood over the past week, forcing nearly 15,000 people to flee their homes, local media reported Saturday.

Flood victims were evacuated to 38 relief camps opened in different townships in Bago, said the Mizzima Daily.

More than 170 out of 4,706 schools have been closed in seven townships of the region.

The flood across the region destroyed livelihood of farmers, livestock breeding and over thousands hectares of farmland in the region.

Floods have also hit Yangon, Ayeyawaddy and Taninthayi regions, as well as Mon and Kayin states.

According to earlier reports, a woman was killed on Tuesday in a landslide occurring on a hill road leading to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda ( Golden Rock) in southeastern Mon state.

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