Friday, October 18, 2019 | ePaper

22 killed due to Myanmar landslide, many feared missing

  • Print
AFP, Mawlamyine :
At least 22 people were killed when a landslide triggered by monsoon rains struck a village in eastern Myanmar, as emergency workers continued the search Saturday for scores more feared missing.
A huge brown scar on the hillside marked where the deluge of mud descended on Thae Pyar Kone village in Mon state on Friday, wiping out 16 homes and a monastery. Search and rescue teams worked through the night trying to find survivors and recover bodies from
the deep sludge. "So far we have found 22 bodies and 47 injured people," said local administrator Myo Min Tun. Officials believe up to 100 people could still be missing. Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks as monsoon rains pummel the nation. Aerial pictures showed broken remnants of rooftops and other debris from the houses strewn next to trucks knocked over by the force of the mudslide.

More News For this Category

Police obstructed a procession of Non-Monthly Pay Order (MPO) teachers near the Kadam Fountain intersection in front of Jatiya Press Club before marching towards the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Thursday.

Police obstructed a procession of Non-Monthly Pay Order (MPO) teachers near the Kadam Fountain intersection in front of Jatiya Press Club before marching towards the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Thursday.

.

FIFA to back BD's soccer dev efforts

FIFA to back BD's soccer dev efforts

UNB, Dhaka :President of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino on Thursday said, FIFA will continue its support to Bangladesh for the promotion of its football.Gianni

Foreigners in S Africa appeal to be relocated after attacks

Foreigners in S Africa appeal to be relocated after attacks

AFP, Cape Town :Hundreds of foreign nationals on Wednesday took to the streets of Cape Town, demanding to be relocated from South Africa after camping at the UN refugee

Man held with Yaba from SBMC interns hostel

UNB, Barishal :Police on Thursday arrested a man along with 520 Yaba pills from a dormitory of interns at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMC) in the district.Rifat Khan Ronti, a

Pelosi walks out of Trump meeting after he calls her 'third-grade' politician

Irish TimesĀ  :US president Donald Trump and House speaker Nancy Pelosi have traded verbal blows after a fractious meeting at the White House.Mr Trump called Ms Pelosi is a

Catalan regional chief calls for independence vote

Reuters, Barcelona :Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region's government said on Thursday in a fresh challenge to

Pry school teachers continue work abstention

Staff Reporter :The assistant teachers of government primary schools continued their work abstention programme for the consecutive three days across the country on Thursday for the realisation of upgrading

ACC starts case against Moosa Bin Shamsher

Staff Reporter :The Anti-Corruption Commission has initiated a case against controversial businessman Moosa Bin Shamsher on charges of forging the registration documents of a car imported under the 'Carnet

Motorcyclist killed in road crash on Hanif Flyover

Staff Reporter :A motorcycle rider died andĀ  two others including a woman got injured in a motorcycle accident on the Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover, Dhaka on Thursday around 2:30

Five killed in Kashmir's deadliest day since losing special status

The Guardian :Five people were killed in Indian-administered Kashmir on Wednesday, thought to be the deadliest day in the region since it was stripped of its autonomy this summer.Two