56 killed as monsoons trigger landslides in Myanmar
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
Published on: August 12, 2019 | Updated on: August 12, 2019
Mon State: At least 56 people lost their lives after monsoons triggered landslides in Myanmar's Mon State, according to the country's Fire Services Department.
"Search and rescue operations are being carried out by using life detectors such as Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) and Leader Hasty," an official told Xinhua.
Heavy rains led to a major landslide at the Ma-lat mountain. People, houses and vehicles were caught in the mud discharge.
The towns of Paung, Mawlamyine, Mudon, Thanbyuzayat, Kyaikmaraw and Ye were flooded, while schools were temporarily shut down in Paung since Friday.