Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Village dam breaks after heavy rain in Mandalay

Wednesday, 25 August 2010 19:30

New Delhi (Mizzima) – Five days of heavy monsoonal rain have caused the breach of a man-made village reservoir in central Burma’s Mandalay Division, villagers said.

Heavy rain that started five days ago caused the reservoir to fill, overflow and then break in Kyapinkone village, five miles (eight kilometres) east of Thazi Township in Meiktila District, a resident said.

“The [heaviest of the] downpours came twice and they were very heavy. The reservoir broke but it affected only just a little”, Ohn Shwe from Wundwin Township, 25 miles north of Thazi, said.

Some of Wundwin’s streets flooded on Tuesday after the dam broke, Ohn Swe said.

The water level of the previously dry Samone Dam, another reservoir in Wundwin, had risen after the downpours, he said.

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