In this Aug. 3, 2015, photo, a boy makes his way through floodwaters in Minbu, Magway division, in Myanmar. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)
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Myanmar's government admitted its "weak" response to floods inundating swathes of the country had hampered evacuation efforts, state media said Tuesday, as officials warned that swollen rivers were threatening new areas.Flash floods and landslides caused by unusually heavy monsoon rains have claimed at least 46 lives and affected some 215,000 people, submerging massive areas of the country, while relentless downpours have lashed much of South and Southeast Asia.Myanmar has designated four states and regions -- Rakhine, Chin, Sagaing and Magway -- as "natural disaster" areas, warning that flooding has begun to spread southwards as water drains into swollen rivers.Myanmar's previous junta government was accused of callous indifference in its sluggish response to Cyclone Nargis in May 2008, which left nearly 140,000 people dead or missing.
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