The region around Mandalay is flooded due to heavy rain these days. After very heavy rain on the night of October 8, Nga-pyaung dam was broken and villages in Kyauk-sae Township were flooded severely according to the news I got from people living there. The condition over there is pretty bad but no rescue for the people was made by authorities. In Yay-won village, water level is around 15 feet and all (one storied) houses are under water now. It was said that more than 150 people are still missing. The flood is getting worse after excess water level in Kin-Dar dam was released the next day.
In Mandalay, suburb area was flooded last week due to water stored
unnecessarily in Taung-thaman Lake and released water from Sae-daw-gyi
No news about flood is allowed to release by media and people in Yangon
got no information about that.
If you turn on TV accidentally, you would see members of National
Convention lying shamelessly.
I shall update...
Please read the following for updated news. Myit-nge, Kyaut-sae,
Myittha and other towns towards the south until Make-Htee-Lar
is still flooded. There is still not enough rescue yet :(
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