Over 3,200 locals affected by Myanmar flooding

YANGON (XINHUA) – A total of 23 houses were destroyed and over 3,200 locals were recently affected by flooding due to heavy rainfall in Kachin state, an official from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement told Xinhua yesterday.

Disaster Management Department under the ministry Director Daw Phyu Lei Lei Tun, said, “23 houses were destroyed and 2,875 locals from 410 households in Phakant township were evacuated to four flood shelters and their relatives’ houses due to the heavy rainfall on September 24 and 25.”

On Sunday, 424 people from 97 households in Myitkyina township were temporarily relocated to six flood shelters because of the heavy rainfall, the official added.