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Flooding destroys 1.5 million acres of farmland, kills more than 100 people


An official said that flooding across Myanmar have destroyed over 430,000 acres of farmland and submerged 1.2 million acres of rice fields, Radio Free Asia reported citing the newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar.

The flooding has claimed more than 100 lives and majority of fatalities are in the worst-affected Rakhine state. The newspaper reported that almost one million people have been affected by the floods.

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