Extreme hot weather affects daily life in Myanmar (2)

14:03, May 10, 2010      

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The status has also brought flu, illness and skin allergy to people in the regions, especially the prior two, some reports said.

The shortage of electric power and water made the situation even worse.

There was news report about a sudden death of a taxi driver in Yangon when heat struck on him inside the car exposed to the red- hot sun and same tragedy was met by some people while traveling.

The authorities have advised people to remain indoor in the day time to prevent from being hit by wave of excessive heat and knowledge about prevention against heat is being publicly disseminated.

Amid the extreme hot weather, Myanmar's cyclone hard-hit Ayeyawaddy division has enjoyed a rare heavy rainfall for the first time on last Thursday.

The heavy rain with lightning, which poured onto the Bogalae township, lasted over two hours, still the weather remained red- hot after raining.

In the Ayeyawaddy delta, which was deadly destroyed by cyclone Nargis in May 2008, over 180,000 people are now suffering from fresh water shortage due to the summer heat.

Source: Xinhua
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