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Hundreds houses washed away in Arakan flood

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:38 pm
by Saiua
At least 221 houses including few Buddhist temples were washed away in the recent wave of flood that swept the southern part of Arakan. The torrential rain reported between 10 and 12 June 2016 in the western part of Burma (Myanmar), according to the ministries of social welfare, relief & resettlement.

The last wave of flood rendered over 1000 people from 12 villages under Thandwe township homeless in south Arakan,” said a government official.

One monastery, two Dhama halls, one shrine temple and a primary school building along with 45 residential houses from Ray Kauk village under Thandwe township were washed away by the flood water. Similarly another affected village named Parite reported the complete damage of 111 residential houses (out of total 115 in the village).

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