Paung Landslide Update: Death Toll Rises, Search And Rescue Operations Continue

13 August 2019
2019-08-13 12:26

Search and rescue operations continue in the landslide-hit area in ThaePhyuKone Village of Paung Township in Mon State.

Death toll rises to 62 at 11 am on Tuesday, according to Myanmar Fire Services Department.

The edge of Thae Phyu Hill fell down due to torrential rain on early Friday, causing damage to a number of houses. Officials from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Mon State Government, Tatmadawmen, Fire Brigade and Red Cross members as well as rescue teams and social organizations have been carrying out search and rescue operations and providing necessary assistance to the victims.

Credit - Myanmar Fire Services Department

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