MAGWAY DIVISION – Locals reported that more than 20 villages in Salin Township were inundated by the surging of river in Salin Township, and over 100 people, including elders were trapped in there.
Starting from the morning of May 14, Salin River bursted its banks due to the continuous heavy rain by the effects of Cyclone Mocha, causing flooding in Lay Ein Su Village of Kyun Yin Village Tract and nearby 20 villages in Salin Township, and more than 100 residents, including elders were trapped in the flood.“
More than 20 villages in Kyun Yin Village Tract and nearby villages were under flood water. The elders and more than 100 locals were trapped there. The villages were submerged due to the surging of Salin River.
There is a high ground in the eastern part, but can’t reach there anymore. It is not at all convenient to cross the water. There are so many ravines that rescue cannot come. Our village is located in remote area. The domestic animals were floating. The villagers are also stuck in the flood, and they still haven’t eaten,” said a resident.