Monday, July 24, 2017

floodwaters swallow pagoda

A Buddhist temple in central Myanmar has been swallowed by rising floodwaters after heavy rainfall.
The pagoda was built in 2009 in Magway region.
At least two people have died and more than 90,000 people have been displaced by flooding in Myanmar this month.

If you build it, can the floodwaters be far behind?


  1. They built an ark in kentucky, but no rains so far.

  2. "This pagoda was built in 2009, when it was far away from the river," he told AFP by phone on Monday. "Year by year, the river has eroded the land and now the pagoda has fallen into the river."

    Sad about the dramatic temple disaster, but what is more disconcerting is the fact that 90,000 to 100,000 people have been displaced by the flooding. Hopefully the reporting is accurate and only 2 people died.

    Bigger problem is that the Myanmar government has not been up to the task of dealing with the flooding for some years now.

    Then there's the question if the flooding is directly to tied climate change. See FloodList