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Yangon, Aug 12: More than 45,000 people across the country are currently in relief shelters as more than 45,000 people are currently in relief shelters due to rising river levels and floods triggered by incessant rains, Myanmar’s Disaster Management Department said.
On Friday, officials told Xinhua news agency that five people had died, including two from Rakhine state and three from Mon state.
Over 10,000 people have already been evacuated to safer places due to rising river levels.
Heavy rains also triggered landslides in Kayin state, resulting in the collapse of a portion of the Myawaddy-Kavakerik Asia Road on Monday. The incident disrupted traffic on the route, making it impassable for vehicles. The incident disrupted traffic.
A warning was also issued for residents living along or in low-lying areas along the river in many Madouk areas and Hapa-an townships of Kayin, Bago townships to be alert to the danger of flooding.