Mandalay : When it rains, it floods

The city of Mandalay which is the second biggest in Myanmar ( after Yangon) and suffers from poor drainage system.

When it rains even for just half a day, it would flood like this.

In October 2006, the worst rains in more than a decade swept through central Myanmar and more than 40 people died in a flood that could have been avoided.

The official media carried no reports of the catastrophe. Some residents claim the flooding was caused by the release of water from a dam near Mandalay.