Firefighters continue efforts to suppress the blaze on Friday afternoon. At least two persons are hospitalised for severe burns.
One crew member is missing and presumed dead after a boat carrying aid was sucked into a whirlpool near Minbya.
DVB spoke to one resident who put the blame for the floods squarely on the Wanbao copper mine, saying it affects the free flow of the Chindwin River.
Another four people died in Taunggup on Saturday when they were swept away by the current as they attempted to walk across a flooded field.
Nearly 170 people were left homeless when a whirlwind struck Arakan State’s Minbya Township on Thursday.
Some one million people in Burma have been affected by recent floods, which cost the lives of nearly a hundred people, according to the government’s Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD).