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Thunderstorms hit Mon coastal area, damaging homes

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Coastal Mon state suffered some  damage to homes as violent thunderstorms and high winds struck townships on Monday morning, according to residents.

Strong thunderstorms passed over Chaungzon, Mawlamyaing, Mudon, Thanbyuzayat and Yay townships. Belu Island also suffered damage.

‘It was a severe thunderstorm. The zinc roof of a school was blown away. Trees fell on some houses and homes were damaged’, a woman in Dayel village in Chaungzon Township told Mizzima.

Some fishermen are reported missing at sea. The number is not known, according to a woman in Kawmupon village in Chaungzon Township.

‘A father and son from my village are missing. Many fishermen from other villages are also missing’, she said.
A woman in Mudon village said that villages in Chaungzon Township suffered damage.

Some houses were reported damaged and some trees were blown down causing a power failure in Myaingthaya Ward in Mawlamyaing, said a local resident.

In Mudon, Thanbyuzayat and Yay townships no homes were damaged but trees were toppled in the storm, residents said.

The state-run newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported on Monday that strong thunderstorms were likely to occur along the Mon and Tenassirim coast with winds up to 40 miles per hour.

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