Floods swal­low up Myan­mar pagoda

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Ris­ing flood­wa­ters have swal­lowed a Bud­dhist pagoda in cen­tral Myan­mar and sent tens of thou­sands flee­ing their homes, as the govern­ment warned of more heavy rains ahead. Dra­matic footage cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia showed the river­side pagoda sink­ing into the flood waters in Mag­way re­gion, with shocked by­standers look­ing on as its golden spire col­lapsed be­neath the waves. Monk Pyin­nya Linkara, who filmed the footage, said the pagoda was de­stroyed on Thurs­day last week. “This pagoda was built in 2009, when it was far away from the river,” he said yes­ter­day.

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