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Heavy rain causes flood in Myanmar's western state

YANGON, June 29 — Three areas in Myanmar's western Rakhine state were flooded due to heavy rainfall over the last two days, local media reported Friday.

The flood in Buthidaung, Maungtaw and Kyauktaw townships destroyed dozens of houses of local residents, Biweekly Eleven News said.

The flood has forced local residents to evacuate to temporary shelters set up on high land.

Landslide on May Yu mountain range road in Buthidaung and Maungtaw brought about a halt to transportation, the report said.

Meanwhile, a small tornado triggered a village in Ponagyun township, destroying 15 houses and leaving 89 people homeless. (PNA/Xinhua) hbc/utb

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