Eight die in Myanmar landslide

Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 12 (IANS) A day after a landslide swept two villages in Myanmar’s Kayah state killing at least eight people, rescuers continued to search on Monday for those missing, said official sources here.

Triggered by heavy rainfall on Sunday afternoon, the landslide buried 30 houses in two villages in the mountainous region, Xinhua news agency reported.

Rescue work was underway with the opening of relief camps in schools and hospitals to accommodate the victims, the sources said.

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