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Floods Affect Millions in China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Vietnam

Posted by feww on August 1, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of people left homeless

China
Flooring and landslides triggered by extreme rain events have severely affected more than one million people in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

“Continuous rainfall has flooded 31 counties under 11 cities, with two people missing and 53,100 evacuated as of 4 p.m. Friday, according to the regional civil affairs department,” said a report.

The extreme weather events have damaged about 38,000 hectares of crops and destroyed 2,016 houses, with direct economic losses estimated at 343 million yuan (55 million U.S. dollars), said the report.

Myanmar

Up to 30 people killed by flooding and landslides.
About 120,000 severely affected.
About 525,000 acres of paddy fields have been flooded.
Several towns and villages completely submerged by floodwater.
“In Sagaing and Mandalay regions as well as Kachin and Shan states, the floods destroyed more than 17,000 houses, affecting nearly 100,000 people,” the official China news agency reported.

Pakistan

Floods have killed dozen of people in Pakistan and left about a third of a million severely affected. Hundreds of villages have been completely inundated, with thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.

Afghanistan
“Heavy rains and flood hit Kofab district last night and besides killing six people including women and children also washed away or badly damaged more than 120 houses there,” said a government official..

Vietnam

Floods and landslides triggered by extrme rain events in northern Vietnam have left dozens of people dead, and caused severe damage to property and public infrastructure, especially in Quang Ninh province, about 120 km east of the capital Hanoi, reports said.

 

One Response to “Floods Affect Millions in China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Vietnam”

  1. SBB said

    Myanmar’s president has declared a state of emergency in all but one of its 14 provinces after major floods left dozens of people dead.

    *** Rohingyas kicked out of flood shelters ***

    Burma Times Correspondent: August 01, 2015

    Flood victims have been turned out of shelters by the police and army in Kyauktaw township.

    On Friday, many Rohingyas took shelter in abandoned schools and community centres only to be turned out by the security forces who rushed to the scene.

    Many Rohingya men were assaulted by the security forces in the process. They were told that these buildings were meant to shelter ‘those who belong to this country’ in a reference to the Rakhine Buddhist popullation.

    The institutions were however lying empty at the time Rohingyas moved in. Later on the Rohingyas moved to the hilly areas where the flood water has not reached. The victims say these areas though free of flood water is extremely dangerous in the monsoon season and not fit for human habitation. Many including children are alsomspending the nights under heavy rain.

    Throughout Arakan state, the army especially seemed very helpful towards the Rakhine people and helped many to escape the flood and reach safe zones.

    In contrast, Rohingyas were blocked from going to safer zones.

    http://burmatimes.net/rohingyas-turned-out-of-flood-shelters/

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