In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 photo, roofs of flooded residences are seen in Hinthada township, Ayeyarwaddy delta, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
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The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topped 100, state media reported Monday, with nearly one million people affected as fears intensify for the country's crucial rice bowl region.Myanmar, one of Asia's most impoverished countries, has been hit particularly hard by weeks of torrential rain with 12 out of 14 states and regions suffering flooding.The Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper Monday gave updated government figures, of "more than 100" dead and "nearly one million" people affected nationwide by the inundations.More than 1.2 million acres (486,000 hectares) of rice fields are currently under water, with more than 430,000 acres destroyed by the floods, the paper added.
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