Aid pushes to Myanmar flood victims

China’s southwestern Yunnan provincial government has donated relief aid to Myanmar.

Floods in this country have left 88 people dead and tens of thousands of others affected.

On Friday, the Chinese supplies, loaded by 14 trucks, arrived in Mandalay, one of worst-hit areas in Myanmar.

Worth of nearly 400,000 U.S. dollars, the relief aid included 1,000 bags of rice, 1,000 units of tents, 500 boxes of milk powder and 10,000 boxes of instant noodles.

Severe flood, triggered by heavy rainfall since June, has affected 13 regions and states in Myanmar, destroying houses, farmland, railway lines, bridges and roads.

The Myanmar government declared late last month four disaster zones in Rakhine, Chin, Sagaing and Magway.

The flood has killed 88 people, affecting more than 330,000 and leaving 474,000 hectares of farmland submerged.

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