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Myanmar’s death toll from landslides and floods reaches 59

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Vast regions of south and sout-eastern Myanmar are inundated with floodwaters that have already forced more than 80,000 to flee their homes. The death toll from a massive landslide has now hit 59.

Rescue and recovery teams have worked right through the weekend, with additional downpours and deep mud hindering progress as the stench of decaying bodies worsened.

There are currently more than 80,000 people sheltering at evacuation sites across the country, according to the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs.

Rescuers say they have found more victims from Friday morning’s deadly landslide when it flattened 27 homes in Mon village of Ye Pyar Kone. The Bago, Tanintharyi, and Karen states and adjoining regions have also been badly hit, leaving emergency responders stretched as the government tries to mobilise the army in the difficult conditions.

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