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Storm in Rangoon damages homes in three townships


Rangoon (Mizzima) – An estimated 150 houses were damaged by strong winds in three townships in Rangoon on Friday, the Rangoon Division Peace and Development Council (DPDC) said.

Rain and high winds damaged dozens of homes in three townships in Rangoon District on Saturday, March 12. Photo : MizzimaThe retired director general of the metropolitan office, Dr. Tun Lwin, told Mizzima that the wind came from a 10-mile wide cloud.

‘The cloud caused strong winds, lightning and tornados plus heavy rain’, he said.

The winds struck Khayan, South Dagon and Dagon Seikkan townships between 1:30 and 3 p.m.

A relief camp was opened for 530 victims from 90 damaged houses in Dagon Seikkan Township and another relief camp was opened at the State Basic Education School in Dagon Satellite Township for victims of 40 damaged houses.

A 17-year-old  student from No. 87 Ward in Dagon Seikkan received minor injuries from flying debris.

Rangoon has been hit by thunderstorms and strong winds over the past four days.

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 March 2011 12:20 )  

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