At least 22 killed, 47 injured in Myanmar landslide

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Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 10:41 GMT

Rescue workers search for bodies under debris and mud after a landslide in Mottama, Mon state, Myanmar, August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Rescue workers search for bodies under debris and mud after a landslide in Mottama, Mon state, Myanmar, August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang

NAYPIDAW - 10 August 2019: At least 22 people were killed when a landslide triggered by monsoon rains struck a village in eastern Myanmar, as emergency workers continued the search Saturday for scores more feared missing, NDTV reported Saturday.

"So far we have found 22 bodies and 47 injured people," said local administrator Myo Min Tun.

Officials believe up to 100 people could still be missing.

Around 89,000 people have been displaced by floods in recent weeks, although many have since been able to return home, according to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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