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Seikpyu - Floodings 2011

12/22/2011 12:00:00 AM

The floods in this area are the worst in 30-40 years.In this township alone 1275 houses have been washed away by the floods, 11 people are reported dead as well as 386 cattle, 1028 goat and sheep and 142 pigs.Some buildings like the 4 monastic schools, libraries and many others have also been destroyedOur doctors are helped by a local humanitarian organization called Thingaha. Together with a local volunteer, they went to Ashay Kan Twin village, where 85 of the 276 houses have been washed away by floodwaters and 2 people died.They treated more than 160 villagers there. At night they were forced to return to Seik Phyu and stay at the local library for shelter.