Deadly monsoons, flooding force thousands into Burmese relief camps

August 03, 2013
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RANGOON, Burma -- Nearly a week of monsoon rains forced tens of thousands of people into dozens of relief camps set up in eastern Burma amid warnings Friday (August 2nd) that more rain is on the way, AFP reported.

Flash floods triggered by relentless rains killed at least three people and closed schools, state media reported. Landslides are damaging roads in Karen and Mon states.

Nearly 33,500 people have been moved to 79 camps in Karen State, while in neighbouring Mon State, 4,700 people temporarily displaced by flooding are beginning to return home.


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