Myanmar floods kill 19, displace thousands

Floods caused by heavy rain across Myanmar have killed 19 people and displaced around 14,000 families since last week. The death toll includes eight people in Magway Region, six in Rakhine, and one each in Shan, Mon, Kayah, Sagaing, and Ayeyawady. Unofficial reports put the death toll higher. “Most deaths were due to being swept ...

Weather

Brace yourselves for stormy weather

Brace yourselves for stormy weather

A low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal is expected to turn into a depression this week, bringing stormy weather to much of the country, Myanmar’s Department of Meteorology and...

‘Our families would be killed’: Rohingya brace for monsoon season

‘Our families would be killed’: Rohingya brace for monsoon season

Marooned on a dusty slope in the world’s largest refugee camp, Osiur Rahman looked to the hill where a Rohingya girl was buried in a landslide just days earlier and...

Dry season is cancelled this weekend

Dry season is cancelled this weekend

Rainy season officially ended over a week ago, but tell that to the heavens. Rain is expected to fall over a large portion of Myanmar over the weekend, according to the Department...

Diplomatic tour of northern Rakhine postponed due to ‘bad weather’

Diplomatic tour of northern Rakhine postponed due to ‘bad weather’

A government-organized diplomatic tour conflict-stricken areas of northern Rakhine State was postponed yesterday because of bad weather. A total of 48 foreign diplomats and...

Heavy rain washes away truck driver in Magway

Heavy rain washes away truck driver in Magway

Torrential rain began to fall over the town of Magway at around 10pm on August 20 and continued until 3am. The resulting floods entered 200 homes, swept away several chickens,...

Pagoda breaks off and sinks into river due to heavy rainfall (VIDEO)

Pagoda breaks off and sinks into river due to heavy rainfall (VIDEO)

Rising floodwaters have swallowed a Buddhist pagoda in central Myanmar and sent tens of thousands fleeing their homes, as the government warned of more heavy rains ahead. Dramatic...

Bad weather caused deadly plane crash: Myanmar military

Bad weather caused deadly plane crash: Myanmar military

Bad weather caused a Myanmar military plane to crash last month with 122 people on board, state media reported on Wednesday, in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the...

73 killed by lightning in Myanmar since April

73 killed by lightning in Myanmar since April

Lightning strikes have killed 73 people in Myanmar since April, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement announced in the military-run Myawady Daily newspaper on...

PHOTOS: This is how you defeat rainy season

PHOTOS: This is how you defeat rainy season

Look, we all know how gross and wet this time of year can get. When you’re out there trying to walk home through four inches of water, sometimes you have to get a bit creative....


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