Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Aid teams deliver relief supplies in flood-hit Myanmar

 Aerial shots from various locations in Myanmar show houses submerged in flood water, rescue teams deliver relief supplies.
 ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Aerial shots from various locations in Myanmar showed houses submerged by flood water, while rescue teams hurried to deliver relief supplies on Monday (August 3). State television showed images of inundated houses, a man walking in waist-high floodwater and people commuting by boat while the military delivered supplies to the affected area by truck and boat. Local newspapers reported the total death toll was at least 63 but the United Nations has warned that the number could rise further as relief and rescue teams struggled to reach those in need of help in remote areas. More than 150,000 people have been affected by severe flooding after weeks of torrential monsoon rains caused rivers to overrun banks and triggered landslides.

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