A truck transferring female inmates between Prome and Thayet prisons in Pegu Division has crashed on a highway, leaving one dead.
In the Pegu Division town of Prome, a small band of fire fighters and volunteers work around the clock, evacuating flood stricken residents to safety.
Meanwhile in Arakan State, aid is being dropped from the skies.
A protest pushed local authorities into action after their neglectful treatment of a four-year-old girl who had been sold and forced to beg on the streets Prome on 16 December.
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