DEATH TOLL IN MYANMAR LANDSLIDE JUMPS TO 61

MILITARY PERSONNEL AND LOCAL VOLUNTEERS WERE ASSISTING IN THE SEARCH OPERATIONS ALONGSIDE MYANMAR'S FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR THE COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS SAID THAT MONSOON FLOODING DISPLACED MORE THAN 7,000 PEOPLE LAST WEEK IN MON STATE.

Myanmar is battered annually by a monsoon season which strikes countries across Southeast Asia, leaving tens of thousands displaced from flooded homes and setting off deadly landslides.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that monsoon flooding displaced more than 7,000 people last week in Mon state.
Vietnam has also experienced heavy flooding this week, with at least eight people killed in the country's central highlands and rescuers using a zip line to carry dozens to safety.

The death toll from a landslide in southern Myanmar has risen to 61 as search operations continued, the country's Fire Services Department said on Tuesday. The village of The Phyu Gon, located at the foot of a mountain in...

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