Sittway, 10 August
Six townships northern Rakhine state are inundated by heavy floods, and thousands of locals have been evacuated from heir homes.
Flood occur in Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U, Minbya, Yathedaung, Buthedaung, and Taunggupt townships.
Rakhine state did not received humanitarian support of the junta, and the locals are now suffering hardships due to flood.
“Cyclone Mocha caused devastations in many townships of Rakhine, and the area was hit by another blow,” said Zaw Zaw Tun, the executive director from Action for Community Resilience Organization (ACRO), said to Than Lwin Times.
Rakhine state’s military council said that severe flooding occurred after Kissapanadi and Lay Myo rivers burst the banks.
Inundation has hit lower land areas of World heritage Mrauk-U township.
Yan Naing, a local of Minbya township, said, “Torrential rain has caused flooding. Our household items have been removed to the upstairs.
Flood of Kissapanadi river in Kyauktaw township has forced a total of 1,140 people from 55 households in Muchaung village and 150 in Kyauktalone village to leave their homes.
In Mrauk-U township, locals from five households of Sinchaseik village and 223 families from Myatasaung IDP camp to a safer place, according to the statement of Rakhine state military council.
News—Than Lwin Times