Over 5,000 in 7 townships affected by Ayeyawady River floods

Officials from Disaster Management Department of Magway Region providing the cash aids to the flood victims.  Photo: Zayyatu (Magway)
Officials from Disaster Management Department of Magway Region providing the cash aids to the flood victims. Photo: Zayyatu (Magway)

More than 5,000 victims from seven townships are suffering from the rising of Ayeyawady River from 20 July to 4 August. Now, the victims have been temporarily moved from those areas and they are now receiving assistance, according to the regional Disaster Management Department.
“Over 5,000 victims are affected by the floods in seven townships. So, we are providing necessary support. The heavy rains flooded these areas and some houses were damaged. Five people are floating along the river but they are found alive fortunately,” said U Myint Soe, the head of the Disaster Management Department of Magway Region. There are 844 victims from 233 households in six wards in Chauk Township, 533 victims from 121 households in four villages in Yenangyaung Township and 292 victims from 75 households from two villages in Magway Township.
Similarly, there are 651 victims from 147 households from one village and four wards in Kanma Township, 1,862 victims from 510 households from five villages and one ward in Pakokku Township, 338 victims from 121 households from three villages in Yesagyo Township and 651 victims from 240 households from five villages and three wards in Minbu (Saku) Township. On 3 August, heavy rains have displaced the people from Latpankon Village in Aunglan Township. The regional Disaster management Department provided over K 3 million to 52 destroyed houses and ration worth K 10.8 million for 5,171 victims from 1,474 households, each person to receive the ration for seven days, said U Myin Soe, the regional Head from the Disaster Management Department. —Zayyatu (Magway) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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