YANGON, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Flash flood caused a river to overflow its bank in Ingapu, Myanmar's southwestern Ayeyawaddy region , submerging about 607 hectares of paddy fields, official media reported Monday.
According to local sources, no casualties nor damage to homes were reported in the Sunday incident.
Irrigation workers fought back the flood water by laying sand bags at the broken section of the embankment that links two villages in the Ingapu township.
Meanwhile, local authorities and residents in Maubin township are also following suit by placing sand bags long the Toe River which is posing threat to the area as its water level rises.
The Meteorology Department has also warned of danger level in the Bago River on Monday, alerting residents in low-lying areas to take special precaution.
The number of flood victims continued to rise in the lower part of Myanmar despite the closure of some relief camps in the upper part of the country, said the Department of Relief and Resettlement.
Kachin, Sagaing and Magway state and regions saw slight drop of water level with some relief camps being closed on Sunday, allowing the flood victims to start to return homes .
The Ayeyawaddy region was worst hit by flood this year.
Triggered by continued torrential rain early last month, flooding also swept across western Rakhine state affecting about 10,000 people.
The flooding submerged Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U and Minbya townships and destroyed some dwellings, bridges and roads due to overflowing water from Laymyo and Kaladan rivers. water.
The total number of flood victims in seven regions and states has hit over 358,000, reports added.