Swar Chaung dam - updates

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Rescuers struggle to reach stranded in Myanmar dam flooding

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:59 PM

No casualties have yet been reported but state media says more than 63,000 people in Bago region were affected after the Swar Chaung dam overflowed early Wednesday morning, August 29

AFTERMATH. A resident walks in a village submerged by flood waters from Swar Chaung Dam in Swar township in Bago region on August 30, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar dam overflow displaces thousands

Aug 29, 2018 - 8:09 PM

(UPDATED) No casualties have yet been reported but more than 12,600 people have taken shelter in about 30 temporary camps, Ministry of Social Welfare director Phyu Lae Lae Tun says

INSPECTION. Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects a major bridge near capital Naypyidaw along Yangon to Mandalay highway damaged by rampaging flood waters from Swar Chaung dam on August 29, 2018. Photo by Thet Aung/AFP