At least 22 killed and several missing in Myanmar landslide

In Myanmar, at least 22 people were killed and several others feared missing in a landslide incident in a village of eastern part of the country. 47 people were reportedly injured in the landslide triggered by monsoon rains yesterday.

A huge brown scar on the hillside marked where the deluge of mud descended on Thae Pyar Kone village in Mon state , wiping out 16 homes and a monastery.

Search and rescue teams worked through the night trying to find survivors and recover bodies from the deep sludge. Aerial pictures showed broken remnants of rooftops and other debris from the houses strewn next to trucks knocked over by the force of the mudslide.

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