Floods in northern Myanmar, 10,000 people trapped in water

Last Updated on July 3, 2024 9:17 am

At least 10,000 people are trapped in water due to floods caused by heavy rains in the northern part of Myanmar. Apart from this, electricity and phone lines have been disconnected due to the flood. Due to this, many people have suffered in the entire region. Local media Radio Free Asia reported this information.

After days of heavy rain in the town of Myitkyina in the country’s northern Kachin state, the Ayarwady River is flowing above the ‘danger line’, it is reported.

Pictures published in local media showed many buildings flooded and people carrying their belongings on their heads.

A resident of Myitkinar told AFP, “The floodwaters are rising very fast there. Many residents are still trapped in their homes.

He also said that electricity and phone networks have been shut down since Sunday due to floods. There is a shortage of fuel in the city and rescuers are facing difficulties in reaching people by motorboats.’

Another Mytkinar resident said the ground floor of his house was submerged and he had taken shelter with his neighbors until rescue teams reached them. By Tuesday morning, the flood water was seen to recede slightly. But it’s still raining.

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