India to dispatch relief materials to flood-hit Myanmar

India is rushing relief supplies, including 10,000 packets of noodles, to Myanmar which was hit by massive floods.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 05, 2015, 22:45 PM IST

New Delhi: India is rushing relief supplies, including 10,000 packets of noodles, to Myanmar which was hit by massive floods.

"On the request of the government of Myanmar, India has rushed relief supplies to Myanmar which has seen heavy flooding due to rain in the past few days," a Home Ministry statement said.

In terms of immediate response, India has arranged 100 tonnes of rice, 10,000 packets of noodles and 10 tonnes of medicines like chlorine tablets, anti-diarrhoeal tablets and other life-saving drugs.

Three aircraft carrying relief supplies will take off tomorrow morning and provide them to Manadlay and Kaleli in Myanmar, it said.

Floods and landslides in Myanmar have claimed at least 46 lives and affected some 2,15,000 people. Tens of thousands of people remain cut off and swollen rivers are now threatening to inundate low-lying southern areas of the country.