Video shows Myanmar pagoda collapse after heavy rainfall

Video shows Myanmar pagoda collapse after heavy rainfall

A video shows the collapse of a Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar. Visitors gasped as they saw the structure slide into the Ayeyarwaddy River. The Thiri Yadana Pyilone Chantha Pagoda was destroyed around 4:30pm. According to officials, continuous heavy rain caused the river to rise. The water may then have weakened the base of the pagoda. Jul 23, 2017
Akshaya Tritiya 2015

Economic case for ending child marriage, early birth

Eliminating early marriage and births reduces population growth, which in turn reduces pressure on government budgets; lower population growth across 106 countries from ending child marriage could save up to $566 billion per year in 2030. Jul 23, 2017