Rain-induced landslide wreaks havoc on Myitkyina-Tanai Road

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A member of a rescue team clearing the blockage on the Myitkyina-Tanai Road due to heavy rain in Mogoung Township of Kachin State.  Photo: Win Naing (Kachin Myay)

Following heavy rain, a 100-feet long hillside collapsed on the evening of 30 July on the Myitkyina-Tanai Road in Mogaung Township of Kachin State, according to the Township Fire Services Department.
The landslide occurred on a section of the Myitkyina-Tanai Road between KM/14-5 and KM/15 near Mayankahtaung village, Lweliyan village-tract, Mogaung Township.
The Mogaung Township administrator, the head of the Township Fire Services Department, the hillside engineer of the Township Highways Department, and other concerned officers inspected the site of the hillside collapse and cleared blockages. The Taw Win Co was brought in to remove the debris, and the road was reopened at 7 pm the same day. —Win Naing (Kachin Myay)

(Translated by La Wonn)

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