y Pyi Taw, October 14: tural disaster has affected 1.67 million people in Myanmar so far this year, Yangon region Chief Minister U Myint Swe said on Wednesday.
U Myint Swe said total loss due to severe flood and landslide in the country amounted to over 200 billion Kyats (over $1.56 million), Xinhua news agency reported.
The loss was greater than expected, Vice President U Nyan Tun said.
A total of 415 tural disasters occurred in Myanmar during the 2014-15 fiscal, affecting 74,546 people, according to official statistics. (IANS)