Monsoon weather claims 90 lives

29 August 2019
Monsoon weather claims 90 lives
This aerial photo taken on August 11, 2019 shows floodwaters submerged areas of Ye township in Mon State. Photo: Sai Aung Main/AFP

At least 90 people were killed with 65 others injured by severe monsoon flooding and landslides, which occurred nationwide in Myanmar since late June this year, Xinhua reported.

From June 25 to Aug. 26, monsoon rains have led to widespread flooding and landslides, displacing a total of 211,800 residents across Myanmar, said an official from the National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC) under the ministry.

During the two-month period, 291 houses were destroyed, along with floods and landslides across the country.