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July 09, 2020

Strong wind affects over 10,000 in Magway in April-May

Two children walk near a house destroyed by strong wind in Magway Region.  Photo:  Zayyatu
Two children walk near a house destroyed by strong wind in Magway Region.  Photo: Zayyatu

Magway Region experienced 118 strong wind events between 1 April and 31 May, affecting 10,980 local people.
Strong wind wreaked havoc in the region in the past two months. A total of 115 houses collapsed and 2,681 houses are partially destroyed. And, 2,776 households were hit hard by the strong wind, leaving four injured and three dead. One religious building also collapsed, and 58 more buildings are partially destroyed.
“During the two-month period, the victims of strong winds have been provided contributions for food and construction of the house. Those people from collapsed houses have been supported 17 emergency items, totalling K123.7 million,” said U Myint Soe, head of Magway Region Disaster Management Department.
Last year, there were 143 cases of strong wind in the region. The regional disaster management department handed out K210.2 million for those who have been affected by the strong winds. —Zayyatu

(Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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