Due to the North Yama Dam breaking, the residents of about twenty villages had to move overnight.
Residents of about twenty villages had to move overnight because the North Yama dam broke last night between Yinma Pin and Pearl District.
"Last night, the dam broke because of the storm. It has been raining since the 13th, and it has been raining so much that the bridge broke because of the dam breaking apart," said a local.
A local resident in Yinma Pin town said that about 20 villages such as Pyan Hlel, Thee Kone, Latt Pan Taw, Shan Ywar, Thel Taw Kyi fled overnight, but the local residents said they still did not know the number yet.
"That dam has 3 arms and a half which one of them separates the north and there are 2 parts on the side of the pearl. A local resident said that the dam arm of the bridge between Mong Thwin village and Chin Pyit village, broke in the 2nd part on the Pearl side, and the water from the dam flowed into the North Yama where the bridge broke.
It is also said that these war refugees are facing not only war but also natural disasters, so it is difficult for them to eat.
When it rains, we can't cook rice, so we only have to eat bread." Since we usually eat rice, we are hungry again. Traveling is also difficult as well. Some of us are now even sick," said one who fled the storm.
Residents in the villages said that water has already entered their homes, and that the water may rise even more if the dam arm has broken.
"When the dam arm broke, water entered the plantation and only damaged it. Not too much to worry about yet. In our village, if the dam breaks, our village will be flooded. If the dam breaks here, the water will only be waist-deep, so we don't run. Those on the side of the Yinma Pin village had to run away," said a local resident of Pearl.