A total of 61 people have now been confirmed dead following a landslide in Mon State, Myanmar, on Friday 9 August 2019. The incident happened when part of a mountainside collapsed onto the village of The Phyu Gon, following several hours of rain associated with the Southeast Asian Southwest Monsoon, which has also caused a series of landslips and flash floods across southern Myanmar and neighbouring Vietnam.
Diagrammatic representation of wind and rainfall patterns in a tropical monsoon climate. Geosciences/University of Arizona.
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