63,000 People in 85 Villages Impacted by Myanmar Dam Collapse

The Swar creek dam in Myanmar failed last Wednesday unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes in 85 villagers. The disaster highlights safety concerns about dams in Southeast Asia after last…

Myanmar fire destroys iconic Yangon hotel, Kandawgyi Palace

A massive fire has destroyed an iconic luxury hotel in Myanmar’s capital Yangon killing one person. Two others were injured in the blaze which began around 03:00 (20:30 GMT Wednesday 18th Oct) at the Kandawgyi Palace. The hotel, which was…

Myanmar (Burma) earthquake kills 3 and destroys 1000-year-old temples

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake has struck central Myanmar, last Thursday, shaking buildings across the South-East Asian nation and, according to police, damaging several Buddhist temples in the ancient city of Bagan. The quake was felt as far away as Bangkok. A…

Myanmar Floods kill 8 and relocate 430,000 people

Incessant downpours since last month have brought floods to regions along the three main rivers that flow from north higher to south lower in Myanmar, stretching emergency services to the limit. At least eight people have died and more than…

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck northeastern India, killing at least five people and injuring nearly 100.

But the toll was expected to rise, with rescue efforts hampered by severed power supplies and telecommunication links. The US Geological Survey said the quake of magnitude 6.8 was 57 km deep and struck 29km west of Imphal, the capital…

Myanmar appeals for international assistance

By Timothy Mclaughlin YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar said on Tuesday it had appealed for international assistance to help provide food, temporary shelter and clothing for more than 210,000 people affected by widespread flooding following weeks of heavy monsoon rains. At…

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