Death toll in Myanmar landslide rises to 69

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The death toll from a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains in southeastern Myanmar has risen to 69.

The death toll from Friday’s collapse in Thai Bear Kony village in Mun state, southeast of Myanmar, rose to 69 after six bodies were recovered, Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

On Tuesday, Myanmar authorities said the collapse killed 63 people, before the new toll was announced.

Last Friday, dozens of homes were swept away by mud in the village of Thaton, Moon.

Official data showed that more than 25 thousand people evacuated their homes in the states of “Moon” and “Cayenne”, during the past few days, due to floods caused by heavy monsoon rains have fallen in recent weeks.


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