Rescue operations underway in regions and states due to Cyclone Mocha

Minbu 35 sskm
Lamp-post falls on the road in flooding triggered by Cyclone Mocha in Minbu Township on 14 May.

Cyclone Mocha, which is extremely powerful in the Bay of Bengal, is causing high tides, strong winds, heavy rains and flash floods.
Due to the speed of the cyclone yesterday, houses and trees were destroyed and roads were blocked in the villages of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, and branches of trees also fell on the Dawna Road in Thakin Ba Thaung Ward, Seikkyi-Khanaungto Township, Yangon Region.
Eucalyptus trees and lamp-posts fell in Thegon Township of Bago Region while houses collapsed and roofs blew off in Monyo Township.
Inundation in lowland crops and damage to roads due to water erosion were found in Minbu (Sagu) Township, Magway Region, and many damages were occurred in Pwintbyu, Kyaukpyu, Pantanaw and Wakema townships.
Similarly, houses and trees were destroyed and roads blocked Pantanaw, Bogale, Hainggyikyun, Kyaunggon and Kangyidaunt townships.
In the places where the damage was caused by the cyclone, the people are being evacuated to safe places by the social organizations.
Relevant officials fulfilled the needs of these areas. — MNA/KZL

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