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WorldMyanmar troops help flood rescue after landslide kills 48

08:50  11 august  2019
08:50  11 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Rescue workers carry the body of a landslide victim in Paung township, Mon state on August 10 A huge brown gash on the hillside marked where the deluge of mud flooded onto Ye Pyar Kone village in Mon Vietnam has also experienced heavy flooding this week with at least eight people killed in the

The death toll from a landslide triggered by monsoon rains in eastern Myanmar rose to at least 34 A huge brown gash on the hillside marked where the deluge of mud flooded onto Ye Pyar Kone village Search and rescue teams worked through the night with excavators and their bare hands trying to

Myanmar troops deployed to flood-hit parts of the country on Sunday to help with relief efforts after the death toll from a deadly landslide jumped to 48.

Myanmar troops help flood rescue after landslide kills 48© YE AUNG THU The disaster in Myanmar's Mon state was the worst in recent memory

Every year monsoon rains hammer Myanmar and other countries across Southeast Asia, submerging homes, displacing thousands and triggering landslides.

But the disaster Friday in southeastern Mon state was the worst in recent memory and hundreds of emergency response workers were still pulling bodies out of the muddy wreckage early Sunday.

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At least 41 people killed after a deluge of mud descends on village in Myanmar 's eastern Mon state. The death toll from a landslide triggered by monsoon rains in eastern Myanmar has risen to 41, officials said, as emergency workers continued searching through the mud for the scores more

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"The total death toll reached 48. Search and rescue is still ongoing," Paung township administrator Zaw Moe Aung told AFP.

Heavy rains pounded Mon, Karen and Kachin states, flooding roads and destroying bridges.

As the rainy season reaches its peak, the country's armed forces are pitching in.

"Our regional military commands are working to help with the search and rescue process in disaster areas," Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun told AFP.

"Helicopters will be used to supply food."

The bulk of the effort is focused on hard-hit Mon state, which sits on the coast of the Andaman sea.

Floodwaters have submerged more than 4,000 houses in the state and displaced more than 25,000 residents who have sought shelter in monasteries and pagodas, according to state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar.

Vice President Henry Van Thio visited landslide survivors in a Paung township village on Saturday and "spoke of his sorrow" while promising relief assistance, the paper reported.

Around 89,000 people have been displaced by floods in recent weeks, although many have since been able to return home, according to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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