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Expected Heavy Rains Set to Worsen Myanmar Flood Crisis

Torrential downpours are forecast for the next few days in Myanmar, also know as Burma, which could worsen already dire flooding in large parts of the country. State newspapers reported Friday that President Thein Sein has urged Cabinet ministers to go out into the field to supervise flood-relief operations. He told government natural disaster officials Thursday that some areas of the country have become inundated by heavy rains since July 16, destroying farmland, roads, railroads,...

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