Heavy rain in Kayah State has caused widespread flooding and left a path of devastation for residents. Yesterday dozens of wards in the in the capital of Kayah State, Loikaw, experienced widespread…
Although local authorities are managing assistance to the flood victims, they will soon have shortages of food and water.
The main townships affected are reported to be Minbya, Ponnagyun, Mrauk-U, Pauktaw and Kyauktaw.
Most of the casualties in Arakan were the result of boats capsizing or sinking on rivers. Some 130 rescue camps have been set up across the state.
Burma’s President Thein Sein has travelled to areas devastated by floods after a state of emergency was declared.
IN PICTURES: Heavy rainfall and flash floods have inundated many parts of the country.