Kalay floods leave 2 missing, 9 dead
02 October 2013: At least 9 people have died and 2 are still missing in recent floods caused by heavy rains in Kalay of Sagaing Region.
Sources from Kalay confirmed that Chin Christian Pastor Rev. Ni Kio, 38, and wife Mya Mya, 34, have been missing since last Monday, and that nine dead bodies have been found.
Eyewitnesses said the Chin couple were swept away while travelling between Cikung and Kalay.
The Church On The Rock pastor, originally from Zaangtlang village in Thantlang Township of Chin State, and his wife are survived by four children.
As of yesterday, according to the Chin Times, the floods have destroyed at least 15 bridges, 15 houses and 40 tents in the area.
Transportation has also been disrupted as roads between Kalay, and Kalewa, Tamu and Mandalay are affected.