Overall Orange alert Flood
in Myanmar

Event summary

This flood can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100524
Death: 166
Displaced: -
Countries: Myanmar
From - To 02 Jul - 03 Jul

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Kachin State, Myanmar, July 2020Over 160 people died after a massive landslide in a jade mine in Kachin State, northern Myanmar on 02 July. The cause of the landslide is not clear. Myanmar Fire Department said the landslide was caused by heavy rainfall. Government reports blamed the miners for collpasing the bank of a local creek. Some reports suggested a hill of mine tailings collapsed, possibly as a result of rain or even explosives used by miners. There have been several similar events in the area, with local reports suggesting mining practices have destabilised the soil.Thu 2 Jul 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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