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A house is seen damaged after a landslide in Mutkyi village in Paung Township, Mon state on August 12, 2019. – A fatal landslide on August 9 in southeastern Mon state was followed by heavy flooding that reached the roofs of houses and treetops in nearby towns. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

Tens of thousands flee homes in flood-hit Myanmar as landslide toll hits 59

Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters said Monday.
Myanmar soldiers use a boat to help residents cross a flooded area in Swar town of Bago region on August 30, 2018. A large-scale rescue effort marches on into a second day to reach thousands of people stranded in their homes in Central Myanmar after a dam swollen by monsoon rain left the region inundated. / AFP PHOTO / Ye Aung THU

Rescuers struggle to reach stranded in Myanmar dam flooding

Rescuers in boats negotiated muddy waters on Thursday to reach thousands stranded in central Myanmar after a dam overflowed, sending a torrent of water across farmland and villages.
Residents negotiate a flooded road after rampaging waters from Swar Chaung dam submerged villages in Bago region, central Myanmar on August 29, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Thet AUNG

Myanmar dam overflow displaces thousands

A major effort was under way to reach thousands of people trapped in their homes after a dam swollen by monsoon rain overflowed early Wednesday in central Myanmar, officials said.
Volunteers carry relief goods to residents displaced from floods sheltering in a monastery compound in Madauk town, Bago region, on August 2, 2018. Fears that embankments could burst under fresh rains mounted in flooded southeastern Myanmar, where some 150,000 people have been forced from their homes and a dozen people killed. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

Myanmar endures worst of Mekong monsoon floods

Monsoon rains have pummelled the Mekong region in recent days with Myanmar bearing the brunt of flooding that has forced 150,000 to flee and threatens to destroy levees shielding thousands of homes.

Flood sacks 12 communities, destroys 3,000 farmlands in Cross River

No fewer than 12 communities in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River have been flooded, following two days of heavy rain, which equally destroyed more than 3,000 farmlands.

Flood sacks Cross River communities

Twelve communities in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River have been flooded following two days of heavy rain, while more than 3,000 farmlands were equally destroyed.

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