Strong winds destroy houses, monasteries in pre-monsoon period


Strong winds damaged houses and monasteries in the townships of Ayeyawady Region, Sagaing Region, Shan State, Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, and Kachin State on Friday.
In the pre-monsoon periods of March, April and May, strong winds, heavy clouds, lightning, and sleet falling used to occur in Myanmar. On 17 April, strong winds in Ayeyawady Region destroyed seven houses, and blew off the roofs of 96 houses and a monastery in Kyangin Township.
Sagaing Region’s strong winds also blew off the roofs of 21 houses in YeU Township, and three houses in Ayadaw Township. Strong winds on the same day destroyed the five houses’ roofs in Monghkat and Pekhon townships in Shan State, four houses’ roofs in Ottarathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, and the roofs of nine houses and a religious school in Mogaung Township, Kachin State.
Officials from the Disaster Management Department under Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement went to the places affected by strong winds and donated K 5.6 million for rice and house-construction materials.
People can contact at 067-3404666 and 067-3404777, the hot-line phone numbers of the MSWRR, if they need helps for the matters related to natural disasters, according to the ministry.—MNA  (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)


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