31 Jul '18, 12pm

More Than 100,000 Displaced in Deadly Myanmar Monsoon Floods

Eleven people have died and more than 119,000 have been forced to flee as heavy monsoon rains beginning last week caused significant flooding in Myanmar, government officials told Reuters on Monday. Myanmar is the latest Southeast Asian country to be inundated by heavy rains this monsoon season. A dam collapse in Laos last week left thousands homeless, and early monsoon rains in Thailand trapped a team of 12 young soccer players and their coach in a cave, leading to a successful rescue effort that garnered international attention. Myanmar's minister of social welfare, relief and resettlement Win Myat Aye told The New York Times that climate change was to blame for the heavy rains and floods. "I just want to alert the people that climate is changing all over the world and we all have to be careful about it," he said. Observed climate changes in Myanmar over the past 60 year...

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