Flood forces families in Sagaing Township to evacuate


23 July 19 - Source: Eleven Media - More than 8,000 people from over 2,000 family households from 13 villages and wards in Sagaing Township, Sagaing Region, are evacuated as flood water from Ayeyawady River flowed into the areas, according to Sagaing Township Management Committee.

The flood victims are now staying at places in Sagaing and Ngarhtetgyi and Sinmyarshin pagodas to avoid the floods.

Khin Maung Hla, advocate of the region, Moe Kyaw Thu, regional minister for immigration and human resources, Dr Ko Ko Naing, director general of natural disaster management department and the district administrator visited the flood relief camps to aid Ks18 million.

"We are coming to provide flood relief aid to flood victims with the cooperation between the ministry and regional government. We provided cash for seven days provisions and Ks2,100 for each victim. It will ease their trouble for a little. More flood relief will be followed later if the flood period is long," said Dr Ko Ko Naing.

Water level in Ayeywawady River in Sagaing is reached over its danger level on July 22 and the authorities are measuring water level three times a day, according to the department of meteorology and hydrology for Sagaing district.

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