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July 06, 2020

Strong wind destroys 600 houses in Sagaing Region in May

A building destroyed by a strong wind is seen in Kawlin, Sagaing Region.  Photo: Hmwe Kyu Zin
A building destroyed by a strong wind is seen in Kawlin, Sagaing Region.  Photo: Hmwe Kyu Zin

Strong wind has destroyed more than 600 houses and buildings in 26 townships of Sagaing Region this month, said the head of Sagaing Region Disaster Management Department.
Strong wind wreaked havoc in Kawlin, Htigyaing, Katha, Bamauk, Wuntho, Pinlebu, Indaw, Mawleik, Kalewa, Kalay, Minkin, YeU, Kantbalu, Kyunhla, Phaungphyin, Homalin, Watlat, Myinmu, Kani, Dabayin, Shwebo, Sagaing, Nanyun, Tamu, Ayardaw and Kyaukmyaung townships of Sagaing Region, destroying 662 buildings including 17 religious buildings.
A total of 3,315 local people from 680 households were hit hard by the strong wind, leaving 10 injured and one dead.
The regional disaster management department handed out K300,000 as a compensation to the families of the deceased, K50,000 for those who have been injured, K100,000 each for a collapsed building and K10,000-75,000 each for a partially destroyed building. Moreover, the department provided K2,100 per person and 10 emergency items for a week, totalling over K34 million, the official said. —Hmwe Kyu Zin (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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