“A day before, the flooding has been about a metre to two metres in the streets,” said a local resident.
Villages in at least four townships in southern Mandalay Division are experiencing flooding in the wake of recent heavy rainfall.
A series of small islands on the Salween River is at risk of ‘going under’ if construction of a hydro-power dam goes ahead as planned, says a local NGO.
Residents of Sankin Island in the Irrawaddy delta say there is no relief in sight as flooding in the area continues three weeks after it began.
This year’s flooding has complicated Burma’s efforts to recover from the devastating inundation that hit much of the country last year.
The Myanmar Red Cross Society is calling for more help to deal with the aftermath of flooding across the country, as the number of those affected rises to 420,000.