Strong winds destroy houses, religious buildings

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An official from the Disaster Management Department (right) provides relief fund to a victim of strong wind.  Photo: MNA
An official from the Disaster Management Department (right) provides relief fund to a victim of strong wind.  Photo: MNA
An official from the Disaster Management Department (right) provides relief fund to a victim of strong wind.  Photo: MNA

Strong winds devastated houses and monasteries in eight regions and states on 14 and 15 May.
In the pre-monsoon periods of March, April and May, strong winds, heavy clouds, lightning, and falling hailstones occur in Myanmar.
Strong winds in Kayah State blew off the roofs of four houses in Dimawhso and Meisei townships, and strong winds in Kayin State destroyed the roofs of two houses in Myawady Township, while Sagaing Region’s strong winds damaged a house, the roofs of 36 houses and three religious buildings in Ayadaw, Tamu, Depeyin, and Kyaukmyaung townships.
Bago Region’s strong winds destroyed the roofs of six houses and a religious building in Kawa and Thegon townships, and Magway Region’s strong winds blew off the roofs of five houses, while strong winds in Mandalay Region damaged a house, and the roofs of five houses buildings and a religious building in Madaya, Thabeikkyin and NyaungU townships.
Sleet fallings in Mogok Township damaged the roofs of 223 houses and two religious buildings.
Mon State’s strong winds blew off the roof of a house in Ye Township, and Shan State’s strong winds destroyed the roofs of 97 houses and two religious buildings in ten townships.
During 9 and 16 May, strong winds and sleet falling across the nation damaged a total of 781 houses and 14 religious buildings, and blew off the roofs of 10, 847 houses and 213 religious buildings.
Officials from the Disaster Management Department under Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement went to the places affected by strong winds and sleet fallings, and had already donated K 621.4 million for relief items including rice and house-construction materials.
People can contact at 067-3404666 and 067-3404777, the hotline phone numbers of the MSWRR, if they need help for the matters related to natural disasters, according to the ministry.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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