Continuous rainfall caused floods in many areas of Myanmar, death toll increases.
Death tool increases in Myanmar due to continuous rainfall which caused floods. Affected areas asked for help upon the incident, after declaring disaster zones in heavy floods caused by monsoon in four western regions.
Two consecutive of heavy rains caused sever flooding, left at least 27 people dead and stopped area from land transportation. Thousands of residents urged to evacuate to prevent more damage of lives. United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, informed by the Myanmar government’s Relief and Resettlement Department that at least 156,000 people affected by the floods, said Sunday.
The government implemented rescue and relief operation to affected areas. They had planned to begin reconstruction once evacuated people return to their homes, as most of the country’s provinces and regions affected by the flooding.
The four worst-hit areas in central and western Myanmar, national disaster affected regions, government declared, indicating serious damage. Heavy monsoon rain hits, two of the worst affected areas in Myanmar, the needy and remote western states of Chin and Rakhine.
The local government official stated, most houses and even office buildings in Maungdaw township in Rakhine
have been destroyed, trees uprooted and damaged roads sealed off due to violent storms. Rescue camps opened at monasteries, transport in the area reduced almost zero due to the continuous rainfall, he added.
This year, Myanmar experienced so much flood caused by heavy rainfall and it had affected most of its States and Division. Death toll increase have been reported and thousands of people were affected.
Torrential rain starting from the month of July destroyed farmland, roads, rail tracks, bridges and houses.
Some affected people blamed mismanagement of irrigation projects and deforestation, mindless logging in recent decades that caused heavy rains in the area. This has been the worst flood happened in Myanmar in recent decades. Relief operation and volunteers extend help, however, unable to reach many affected areas. IMAGE/flipboard.com