December 16, 2016

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Strong winds hit Upper Myanmar

Police, fire fighters and volunteers clear havoc in Wundwin. Photo: Htay Hlaing (Wundwin)
Police, fire fighters and volunteers clear havoc in Wundwin. Photo: Htay Hlaing (Wundwin)

STRONG winds hit some parts of Upper Myanmar yesterday, destroying homes and pagodas and toppling trees.
The strong winds hit 32 villages in Kawlin Township, causing property damage valued at K36 million (US$30,638).
More than 340 houses, 11 religious edifices, 10 schools and 37 other buildings were damaged by the wind.
Meanwhile, the same severe weather lashed some villages in Natmauk, Singaing and Wundwin.
A twister touched down in Toungoo on Saturday, damaging the roof of a three-story building at Toungoo University and destroying lampposts and trees in the university compound.
The strong wind tends to follow heavy rainfall.
Local authorities and volunteers have cleaned the stricken areas in the aftermath of the wind storms.
No human casualties have been reported.—GNLM

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