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Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, drives thousands from homes

08 August, 2018 9:32 am 9:32 am

YANGON (Reuters) – As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday. The disaster spotlights safety concerns about dams in Southeast Asia after last month’s collapse of a hydroelectric … Read More