Their Majesties donate 5 million baht to Myanmar flood victims


BANGKOK – Their Majesties the King and Queen have donated 5 million baht to Myanmar flood victims as the death tolls from landslides rose to 74.

The Royal Rajaprajanugroh Foundation has been instructed to provide the fund to the Thai government in a bid to extend further assistance to the neighbouring country.

The government has earlier donated five million baht in aid to flood stricken Myanmar.

The death toll in Myanmar from the floods and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rain has risen to 74 and affected more than 330,000 people. Myanmar authorities have called on the citizens to leave low-lying areas as the Irrawaddy River threatens to breach embankments.