Flooding in Mawlamyine Township has tragically claimed the lives of three children, while 56 households in Mudon have been affected, as reported by social assistance organizations.
The heavy rains that persisted since 17 July caused floods in Mawlamyine. A one-and-a-half-year-old girl was found drowned in her yard after going missing while with her grandmother on 19 July around 10 am.
Similarly, two 13-year-old children were reported missing after drowning in the lower part of Thirimyine 8 Street. After an extensive search by social rescue teams, their lifeless bodies were discovered after 3 pm.
In Mudon, including Mawlamyine, Mon State, continuous rain since 18 July resulted in water entering houses in Myoma Ward 4, Okekyin Village, and Beyan Village. To provide emergency relief, 56 households comprising 230 individuals were temporarily relocated to Mudon Oo Basic Education Primary School and Aungthaindi Monastic School, as informed by Ko Latt, a member of the local social assistance association, to the Global New Light of Myanmar (GNLM).
Efforts are being made by responsible personnel, relevant administration bodies, social assistance members, and residents to support the affected people and their livelihoods. Additionally, the Health Department is actively providing healthcare services to the flood victims. — TWA/CT