Cyclone claims over 240 lives in Myanmar

May 4th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by admin  

Yangon, May 4 (ANI): Over 240 people were killed after the cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar this Saturday, according to Information Ministry sources.

According to media reports, 19 people were killed in Yangon division, while 222 people were killed in Ayeyawaddy division.

Nargis made landfall around the mouth of the Ayeyawaddy River, around 220 kilometres southwest of Yangon.

Five central and southern regions and states - Yangon, Ayeyawaddy, Bago, Mon and Karen - have been declared disaster areas, said an official, adding that police and army have been pressed in across the worst hits areas. (ANI)

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