2 women, 6 houses swept away by river-bank collapse at Thamata bank

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The aftermath view of a landslide incident along the Thamata bank in Dala Township.

It has been reported that a riverbank collapse occurred at Thamata bank in Saphachaung Kyaungsu Ward, Dala Township, Yangon Region. This incident resulted in the sweeping away of six houses and two women, leading to one fatality.
Members of the rescue team from Dala Fire Station rushed to the scene to conduct rescue operations after receiving a report that a 1,300-foot-long and 60-foot-wide sagment of land had collapsed, and a house was washed away at the zero-mile mark of the Twantay Canal in Saphachaung Kyaungsu Ward, Dala Township. This incident occurred around 5:20 pm on 20 September.
The two women who fell into the water during the collapse were successfully rescued, but unfortunately, a 42-year-old woman among them succumbed to her injuries at the township hospital.
According to the Myanmar Fire Brigade, Dala Fire Station facilitated the relocation of 297 people from 68 households who resided near the riverbank to the monastery in Tagyi Ward and Aungtawmu Monastery in Kyansittha Ward. — TWA/CT

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