More than 50,000 evacuated in Myanmar as homes, shops flooded after dam fails

People are evacuated after flooding in Swar township, Myanmar, August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

IN KYIN KONE, Myanmar (Reuters) – More than 50,000 people have evacuated their homes in central Myanmar after part of a dam failed on Wednesday, inundating communities and damaging a bridge on a major highway, officials said. The incident spotlights safety concerns about dams in Southeast Asia following last month’s collapse of a hydroelectric dam […]

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