BAGO DIVISION – The rescue teams said that they have to request the junta administration teams to help with the flooding in Bago Township, Bago Division and they were also facing threats.
There were flooding all over the town since October 8 by the water pumped out due to overflowing in dams and reservoirs with record rainfall in 60 years at Bago Township.
It has been known from the rescue teams that the rescue teams from various States and Divisions that came to help Bago flooding could only help with the permission of the junta council. The teams are required to submit team members’ identities and also accept inspections for security and there would also be threats if they tried to help without getting permission.
In addition, the military council administration group has instructed the rescue teams who came to help, to submit a list of names at the designated collective rescue camp.
The rescue teams said that currently there were more than 22 temporary rescue camps due to the flooding at Bago where over 30,000 people sheltering and nearly 40,000 local people have also been moved to safe places.
It has been reported that there were still people who are trapped inside the houses in the eight wards of Bago Township due to the flood, so the rescue process was still underway on October 10.
Due to flooding in Bago Township, more than 34 schools were temporarily closed and basic food aid including drinking water was needed.
The local and foreign organizations had to wait for permission of junta to help Rakhine State which was damaged by Mocha Cyclone last May and they couldn’t help if they did not get permission by junta council.