Jul 2, 2008 (DVB), Five people were killed when a creek in Kachin state's Laizar region controlled by the Kachin Independence Organisation burst its banks last Saturday, according to locals.
A local resident, speaking on condition of anonymity, told DVB that the Laizar creek in northern Kachin state, which is used as a border marker between China and Burma, overflowed on 28 June and caused floods in the area.
He said locals are now living in fear of natural disasters after the area was hit by four earthquakes in April and May and now by floods.
Locals in Moe Nyin, Moe Kaung and Pha-kant townships in Kachin state said there had been floods in their township areas as well.
Reporting by DVB