Five people, described as all being members of the same family, have died in a landslide in the city of Mogok in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. The incident happened at about 4.00 am local time on Thursday 14 June 2018, when the landslide hit a house in which the family were sleeping. The incident happened following several days of heavy rain in the area, associated with the southwest monsoon, which brings heavy rains to Myanmar between May and October.
Diagrammatic representation of wind and rainfall patterns in a tropical monsoon climate. Geosciences/University of Arizona.
The winds that drive the Northeast and Southwest Monsoons in Southeast Asia. Mynewshub.
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