Section of Asian Highway collapses amid torrential rain near Tawnaw Waterfall

A section of the Myawady-Kawkareik Asian Highway near the Tawnaw Waterfall has collapsed as a result of a torrential rain in Myawady Township, located in Kayin State. U Aung Lin, a truck driver, conveyed this information to the Global New Light of Myanmar (GNLM).
On the afternoon of 7 August, a road collapse occurred, leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded and raising concerns about potential disruptions in the movement of goods for an extended period. The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology has issued a warning about the likelihood of floods in Rakhine, Mon, and Kayin States due to strong winds prevailing from the present time until 10 August.
Mon and Kayin States are currently grappling with heavy rainfall and flooding, with similar conditions beginning to emerge in Rakhine State. Reports also indicate that the winds in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal have reached extremely severe levels. Officials from the relevant road department are currently conducting assessments to initiate repairs on the damaged road segment. The affected area of the road has been eroded to a width of approximately 100 feet, and water is overflowing onto the Asian Highway. — TWA/CT

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