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Flooding wreaks havoc in Myanmar

Monday, August 03, 2015 - 00:50

Myanmar President Thein Sein says his government is doing all it can to support survivors of devastating floods that have killed at least 27 people. Gavino Garay reports.

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Officials say the death toll in the flooding caused by Cyclone Komen is expected to rise. Rescuers are now working to reach some of the most remote areas in Myanmar, where the flooding is estimated to have affected 150,000 people. Myanmar's President Thein Sein says government teams are trying to help flood victims in the resettlement process. (SOUNDBITE) (Burmese) MYANMAR PRESIDENT THEIN SEIN, SAYING: "I'm here today with the flood victims to find out possible ways to support and replace their loss. But they're having trouble getting to some of the hardest-hit areas, like Bago township..the challenges there made very clear by local journalists. (natsot) And in the western state of Hakha, landslides have destroyed some 700 homes.. with many in the region still waiting for help to arrive.

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Flooding wreaks havoc in Myanmar

Monday, August 03, 2015 - 00:50