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Update on casualties, loss and damage across nation after Cyclone Mocha

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An aerial view of the damaged Township People’s Hospital in Ponnagyun Township.

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The death and destruction in Myanmar caused by the severe cyclonic storm Mocha in the Bay of Bengal on 14 May is being released in a timely manner.
According to the investigation until 17 May noon, 12 houses, three religious buildings, one monastery, three schools, one airport building, eight lamp posts, one transformer, one departmental building, one wall were damaged and destroyed in 44 wards and villages of Nay Pyi Taw while 129 houses, one religious building, two monasteries, one school, two hospital/clinic, four lamp posts, 30 departmental buildings and one football field in 24 wards and villages of Chin State, three houses, six telecom towers, two lamp posts, one transformer, 26 walls and three bridges in 23 wards and villages of Sagaing Region, 113 houses, two telecom towers and one lamp post in 72 wards and villages of Bago Region, four houses, 14 lamp posts, 67 walls, 156 seasonal crop cultivation fields and one bridge in 34 wards and villages of Magway Region, four religious building in one village of Mandalay Region, one house, one monastery, one school and 14 lamp posts in four wards and villages of Mon State, 44,502 houses, 366 religious buildings, 48 monasteries, 394 schools, 52 hospital/clinic, one market, one airport building, one telecom tower, seven lamp posts, one transformer, 118 departmental buildings and 932 losses in 686 wards and villages of Rakhine State, 31 houses, one religious building, one monastery, seven schools, two telecom towers, 60 lamp posts, two transformers, six departmental buildings, two football fields and 34 walls in 65 wards and villages of Yangon Region, two houses, one monastery and one school in one village of Shan State, 131 houses, one religious building, five monasteries, 32 schools, five hospital/clinic, nine lamp posts, three departmental buildings and four losses in 114 wards and villages of Ayeyawady Region. 47 people including security force members who are serving recuse works in Rakhine State and one from Ayeyawady Region have been reported dead.
Therefore, according to the data on 17 May noon, a total of 44,928 houses, 376 religious’ buildings, 59 monasteries, 439 schools, 59 hospitals and clinics, 11 telecom towers, 119 lamp posts, five transformers, one market, two airport buildings and 158 departmental buildings were destroyed in 1,068 wards and villages in 11 regions and states, and 48 locals were killed.
In the cyclone-affected areas, the rescue teams in respective regions and states are undertaking rescue measures together with volunteer organizations, and officials concerned went to the sites and provided necessary assistance. — MNA/KTZH

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