YANGON, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Two people have been killed in Myanmar's northwestern Sagaing region which has been hit by severe floods, official media reported Friday.
Triggered by continuous rain, creeks swelled and flooded villages, causing landslides in Katha area of the region on Thursday.
In Wuntho area of the region, floods destroyed crops and killed farm animals, damaging bridges and disrupting the area's transportation.
In Kawlin area, the flooding affected 4,000 homes.
Residents blamed the disasters on the reckless disposal of soil from gold mining.
The regional government is offering emergency relief to victims of the floods.
The Sagaing region suffered from severe flooding in August last year, resulting in huge loss of lives and property.