Hirunews Logo
Myanmar+flooding+affects+one+million
Monday, 10 August 2015 - 12:12
Myanmar flooding affects one million
21

Shares
2,631

Views
Nearly one million people have now been affected by widespread flooding across Myanmar since June.

The government says up to 100 people have died and 1.2 million acres of rice fields have been destroyed.

Though schools in some areas have reopened, fresh warnings have been issued to people living in the Irrawaddy Delta region.

Myanmar always sees flooding in the monsoon season but this is some of the worst in decades.

The floods were made worse by Cyclone Komen, which ploughed through the country last week, causing extensive damage to the deprived Rakhine state.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
795 Views
330 Views
1,784 Views
39,332 Views
2,910 Views
40,726 Views
Top