The deadly landslide struck at the base of a mountain there early Friday morning; rescue workers have been recovering bodies all weekend.
In this photo released by Myanmar Fire Service Department, members of a Myanmar rescue team work at a landslide-hit area in Paung township, Mon State, Myanmar Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.
Around 89,000 people have been displaced by floods in recent weeks, although many have since been able to return home, according to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
U Zaw Zaw Htoo, a Mon State lawmaker representing Paung Township, said at least four of the seven landslides were the direct result of the destruction of hills there by miners and the landowners that sold the land to them.
Htay Htay Win, 32, told AFP that two of her daughters and five other relatives had still not been found.
As the rainy season reaches its peak, the country's armed forces are pitching in and have readied helicopters to deliver supplies.
"Access to affected regions is still good".
Heavy rains pounded other parts of Mon, Karen and Kachin states, flooding roads, destroying bridges and forcing people to flee by boat. Pictures from the area showed residents heading to higher ground by boat or swimming.
Yay town in Monday state becomes the worst-hit town as about two-thirds of the town has been submerged since late Saturday.
"We are still ok, but the situation is worsening over time", he said by phone on Sunday night.
On Saturday, Myanmar Vice President Henry Van Thio visited the village to deliver cash assistance to the victims' families.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, there are now more than 80,000 people taking shelter at evacuation sites across the country.
The landslide hit a village in Paung township on Friday.