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Monday, January 25, 2016

Snowfall pounds Myanmar's Kachin State

With the cold spell from China moving down and covering Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Burma, people are experiencing a very chilling winter indeed.

Kachin State
In Vietnam half of the mountainous areas in the north are covered in snow. Residents of the areas affected revealed that "this is the lowest for many years and the biggest snowfall." 

Apart from Vietnam our Burmese friends particularly those residing in Kachin, the northernmost state of Myanmar that is absolutely not a stranger to snow, is being pounded by heavy snowfall too.

Kachin State, Myanmar
"It's getting colder these days. Most people stay indoors without going out," Hing Wawn, head of the Kachin Independence Organization's IDPs and Refugees Relief Committee (IRRC) told The Irrawaddy.


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