The Irrawaddy

Thousands Return Home After Flooding in Southeast Burma

Thousands of people have returned to their homes after being displaced by flooding in Karen State and Mon State, state-run media reported Tuesday. Of more than 33,000 people displaced in five townships in Karen State, about 16,000 people remain in relief camps, The New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported. Flooding in the state killed six people, destroyed four bridges and temporarily closed more than 300 basic education schools, the newspaper said. Of about 4,600 people displaced by floods in Mon State, 1,600 remain at relief camps, the newspaper reported, adding that one bridge was destroyed and nearly 60 schools closed.