Old clock tower at Thaphanseik Dam collapsed

Old clock tower at the Thaphanseik dam in Kyunhla Township collapsed after offer being hit by the gale-force wind.  Photo: MDN
Old clock tower at the Thaphanseik dam in Kyunhla Township collapsed after offer being hit by the gale-force wind.  Photo: MDN

The old clock tower at the Thaphanseik dam in Kyunhla Township, Sagaing Region, collapsed after powerful winds blew through the region, according to a source from the Information and Public Relations Department in Kyunhla Township.
The dam was built in 1996 and more than 70 villages in Kyunhla Township were relocated due to the dam construction project. The clock tower was in the water for more than 20 years.
Local people guessed that the clock tower might collapse due to the force of rain, strong winds and other natural elements that swept through the area last week.
Locals said that the clock tower and some pagodas can be seen when water level is lower in the dam, which is one of the biggest dams in Southeast Asia.
The dam can store 2,880,000 acre-feet of water and it generates 30MW of power.—Myanmar Digital News

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