A video of a journalist in Myanmar (Burma) reporting about the dangerous flood situation in the country while standing in "chest-deep" water has gone viral.
Myanmar's President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in four regions -- Chin, Magwe, Sagaing and Rakhine -- on Saturday after 27 people were killed in the heavy floods, BBC reported.
Ko Myo Zaw Lin, a journalist with the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), is being hailed as a hero for going "beyond the call duty" to provide an in depth analysis on the situation in the region.
Lin, who was reporting for a live segment from Bago, one of the worst flood-affected regions, located 100 km from Yangon, decided to wade into water after TV news crew failed to find a proper spot to film the situation.
The news broadcaster, DVB, commending the bravado of its journalist, said: "It's not easy being a journalist. So says Ko Myo Zaw Lin, who was today sent out to the town of Pegu [Bago] to cover the ongoing floods that have affected the country."
"Asked to do a piece-to-camera, the hapless lad found there was no place to stand which would take in a good visual of the inundated street. So, bravado prevailed and the intrepid reporter waded out to his chest in muddy water to report LIVE from Pegu," the news channel said.
In the aftermath of the tropical storm Komen, Myanmar has witnessed more than 3 feet of rain triggering deadly floods in the country, according to Mashable. Four regions in Myanmar have been declared as disaster zones.
The floods have displaced more than 1 lakh people. However, with weather forecasts suggesting that there would be more rainfall in the country, all emergency teams are on a standby for any eventuality.