About 20 huts in Hpakant swept along with torrential rain
1 Aug 19 - Source: Eleven Media - MYIKYINA-About 20 huts in Seikmu village-tract, Hpakant Township, Kachin State, were swept along with the waters, leaving one dead, says Zaw Moe, one of the members of Hpakant Social Welfare Association.
As of now, especially vulnerable places such as over 30 squatter huts have been transferred to safer locations.
"Although there is no very heavy rain, there has been a lot of water collected as it rained all day. We evacuated over 30 squatter huts at the waste dump in Seikmu village-tract. People there have been transferred to
The Township Administrative Department already accommodated the flood victims at the monastery in Kayinchuang village and provided rice bags, drinking water, rations
Until yesterday evening, the bridge on Hpakant-Moekaung road was flooded due to torrent water from
The Kachin State Meteorology and Hydrology Department announced that there would be a downpour about
As jade companies had thrown their waste to Uru River in Kachin State, many years ago, the river level increased nearly 30-ft. Moreover, villages near in Uru River have to face the flooding yearly.
Therefore, the locals had complained to the relevant departments including the vice-president in 2014 about the waste being illegally thrown by jade companies.