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 leaders of UN agencies were scheduled to fly from Yangon to Sittwe yesterday morning. However, at 8am, deputy director-general U Min Thein of the International Organizations and Economic Department under the Ministry ...

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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....

Man electrocuted by fallen power cable outside his home

Man electrocuted by fallen power cable outside his home

A man was electrocuted yesterday when a power cable fell on him right outside his home. The deceased, 42-year-old Naing Win, was a resident of Mingaladon Township and worked as...

62 killed in disasters, accidents last month

62 killed in disasters, accidents last month

A total of 62 people across Myanmar were killed last month by natural disasters and other accidents, according to the Fire Services Department. In May, the department recorded 224...

Strong wind kills two in Rakhine

Strong wind kills two in Rakhine

Two people died and six were injured when strong winds toppled homes last night in Yoetayaut village in Rakhine State’s Ponnagyun Township – about 25 miles from Sittwe. The...

Storms hinder desperate search for Myanmar plane wreck

Storms hinder desperate search for Myanmar plane wreck

by Hla-Hla HTAY Heavy rains and churning seas hampered search efforts for victims of a military plane crash off Myanmar’s southern coast on Friday, as hopes faded of finding...