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09 Aug 2019 | 07:33 PM UTC

Myanmar: Landslide in Mon state leaves ten dead August 9

Myanmar News Alert

Landslide in Mon state leaves at least ten dead, dozens injured August 9; thousands displaced due to flooding; heavy rainfall and flooding forecast to continue throughout next week

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Rangoon). COUNTRY/REGION Mon state

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Event

A landslide caused by recent flooding left at least ten people dead and dozens more injured in Thaton district (Mon state) as of Friday morning (local time), August 9. Several houses and vehicles were buried in the landslide, and rescue operations were underway as of Friday evening. Approximately 12,000 people have been displaced due to flooding in southern Myanmar in recent days.

Additional landslides are possible in the area as further rainfall is forecast over the coming days.  

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid the area of the landslide, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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