YANGON, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of a monsoon landslide in Myanmar's Mon state rose to 69 as more bodies were recovered Friday afternoon, according to a release from Myanmar Fire Services Department.
The landslide took place when the mountainside of Ma-lat mountain collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Paung township in early hours of Aug. 9.
Clearance operation has been done in 90 percent of the landslide-hit area and rehabilitation assistance for the victims is underway, MP Mi Kon Chan of Mon state told Xinhua on Friday.
The remains of the collapse buried residents, houses and vehicles.
Meanwhile, some townships in Mon state - Paung, Mawlamyine, Mudon, Thanbyuzayat, Kyaikmaraw and Ye townships were flooded due to the monsoon downpour last week.