Myanmar flood death toll rises to 88
THE death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has risen to 88, officials say, as rising waters swallow more homes in low-lying regions in some of the poorest parts of the country.
More than 330,000 people have so far been affected by torrential monsoon rains that triggered flash floods and landslides and cut off communications as roads and bridges were destroyed.
Residents raced to bolster sand bag defences along the Irrawaddy River in the country's south-west as floodwaters swelled the mighty waterway, swamping dozens of villages as the waters drain from further north.
Soe Min Paing is a fisherman from Kyauk Taing village in Nyaung Don township, whose home has been inundated
"Nothing like this has happened before, but I am not the only one suffering," he said.
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