Natural disaster affects 1.67 mn people in Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 14 (IANS) Natural disaster has affected 1.67 million people in Myanmar so far this year, Yangon region Chief Minister U Myint Swe said on Wednesday.

U Myint Swe said total loss due to severe flood and landslide in the country amounted to over 200 billion Kyats (over $1.56 million), Xinhua news agency reported.

The loss was greater than expected, Vice President U Nyan Tun said.

A total of 415 natural disasters occurred in Myanmar during the 2014-15 fiscal, affecting 74,546 people, according to official statistics.

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