Naypyidaw, More than 16,000 people are
thought to have been displaced by floods following heavy monsoon
rains in Myanmar, also known as Burma.
The flood began at the weekend and worst hit the country’s
eastern Kayin state on the border with Thailand.
Large areas have been evacuated and people were moved to
shelters to wait for the waters to subside.
The summer monsoon has brought heavy rains across most of
Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Japan.
According to the Myanmar Times, residents of the state capital
Hpa-an say that while each year there is flooding, this time things are
More than 10,000 residents of the city had to leave their homes.
The extreme flooding comes just days after a burst dam in
Laos flooded several villages leaving many dead and hundreds more
missing, the BBC reported.
Source: Oman News Agency