Buddhist pagoda falls into river in Myanmar

Video footage captured the moment a Buddhist pagoda in Pakokku Township of central Magway Region in Myanmar collapsed and fell into the Ayeyarwaddy River on Thursday. Shocked visitors to Thiri Yadana Pyilone Chantha Pagoda wailed as they watched the structure slowy slide into the water. Local officials said there had been reports of continuous heavy rain in the area, causing the river water level to rise. They said the water may have weakened the base of the pagoda which was on the river bank.