A dam spillway in central Myanmar collapsed early August 29

  • A major bridge along Yangon to Mandalay highway linking Yangon to capital Naypyidaw is seen damaged by rampaging flood waters from a dam on August 29, 2018.

Residents negotiate a flooded road after rampaging waters from Swar Chaung dam spillway submerged villages in Bago region, central Myanmar on August 29, 2018. A dam spillway in central Myanmar collapsed early August 29, causing a deluge of water to flood scores of villages home to tens of thousands of people, a government official said.

Residents negotiate a flooded road after rampaging waters from Swar Chaung dam spillway submerged villages in Bago region, central Myanmar on August 29, 2018.
A dam spillway in central Myanmar collapsed early August 29, causing a deluge of water to flood scores of villages home to tens of thousands of people, a government official said. / AFP PHOTO / Thet AUNG

 

Residents negotiate a flooded road after rampaging waters from Swar Chaung dam submerged villages in Bago region, central Myanmar on August 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Thet AUNG

 

The section of a bridge near capital Naypyidaw along Yangon to Mandalay highway is damaged by rampaging flood waters from Swar Chaung dam on August 29, 2018. Swar Chaung dam’s spillway structure, which regulates the release of water from the levee, broke due to heavy seasonal rainfall in Bago region on August 29, inundating about 100 villages and blocking the country’s biggest highway, a government official said.
Thet AUNG / AFP