Officials provide assistance to flood victims in Myitkyina, Phakant

An official provides assistance to a flood victim. Photo : MNA

Heavy rains in Myitkyina and Phakant townships of Kachin State this week inundated roads and forced some families to leave their homes, according to the local authorities. On 27 September, the heavy rains swamped flat land areas in Myitkyina including Lekone Quarter, Kyat Paung Chan Quarter, Rampu Quarter and Myothit Gyi Quarter and a total of 424 people from 97 households were relocated to temporary rescue camps, local authorities said. Kachin State Government’s Social Welfare Minister together with departmental officials from Kachin State Department of Disaster Management visited the site and contributed essential food stuffs, soaps and face masks worth K1,021,080 for the 424 flood victims.
Similarly, heavy rains in Phakant Township, Kachin State flooded Moe Kaung Creek on 24 and 25 September and the flood destroyed 23 houses.
Thus, a total of 2,875 people from 410 households were temporarily relocated to four rescue camps and their relatives’ houses.
Departmental officials from Mohnyin District handed over essential food stuffs, face masks and domestic products worth K 9,983,744 for the flood victims yesterday. Officials form Department from Disaster Management also educated the flood victims about COVID-19 prevention guidlines issused by the Ministry of Health and Sports, according to the local authorities.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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