One feared dead in a flashflood in Yenanchaung, Magway Region, on 24 August, according to the township’s Information and Public Relations
Kyaw Win Thu, was washed away by the flash flood while he was crossing the Naungyoe Creek in Yenanchaung, but another man who helped push his motorcycle managed to escape.
Search operation is carrying out to rescue the victim who is feared dead.
The local police, soldiers, firefighters and volunteers discovered the motorcycle in the creek in the search operation.
The flood water from the creek also inundated low-lying areas following the torrential rains on 24 August.
Two wooden bridges washed by the floods
Heavy rains pounded Kyauktaga Township, Bago Region, washing away two wooden bridges in last two days, and causing travel chaos for local people.
The wooden bridge which was constructed by local people at the cost of K10 million over the Yenwe River was washed away by the floods caused by the downstream water.
Another bridge over the same river in other area was also destroyed by the flood.
Six bridges over the river are facing threats by the floods.—GNLM