Wednesday, May 14, 2008

'The situation is very tense'

It has been raining now for almost 48 hours. The first really hard rains of the monsoon. The town is ankle-deep in water. People are camping on the pavements with the smallest amounts of plastic for shelter. At the football ground a large camp has been set up, with family-sized tents. The field is gradually becoming inundated with water. People are walking around in the mud in their bare feet.

The Maung family are 13 in one tent with the water gradually seeping inside. They got to Laputta four days after the storm, after walking for a day, from the village of Yway Grop.

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