Devastation in Myanmar after Cyclone MochaImage Credit source: AFP
Cyclone Mocha has caused severe devastation in Myanmar. As yet Myanmar At least 81 people have died. The situation has become so bad that the people present here have to stand outside their broken houses and wait for help. Mocha storm hit the coast on Sunday. During this, the wind speed was recorded at 195 kilometers per hour. Due to the high speed winds, the poles in the villages near the coast were uprooted and the wooden boats were shattered into pieces.
According to an AFP report, local leaders said that at least 46 people had died in the villages of Buma and Khaung Dok Kar in Rakhine state. A large population of the Rohingya Muslim minority lives in this area. Myanmar’s state media reported that a monastery collapsed in a village in Rathedaung town, north of Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine. 13 people died in this accident. A building collapsed due to the storm in the present village near the Math, due to which a woman died.
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people looking for loved ones
The head of Buma village told that there is a fear of more deaths, because the information of more than 100 people has not been received so far. 66-year-old Abul Hu Son told that when we were trying to leave the area due to the storm, stormy waves came and took my daughter away. When the storm stopped, we pulled ourselves together and started searching for our daughter. We found his dead body in the village pond.
Actually, high waves hit the coast with storm winds. During this time, these waves carried away the people present on the shores and then when the storm stopped, the dead bodies of these people were found, which were present somewhere in the pond or somewhere on some corner of the coast. People have been seen searching for their loved ones along the shores.
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China and United Nations ready to help
Cyclone Mocha has been the most dangerous storm to hit this area in the last decade. As soon as it hit the coast, the villages in Rakhine province were destroyed. Trees were seen uprooted and wire poles snapped. The Chinese Embassy in Myanmar has said that it is ready to provide emergency assistance. The UN refugee office says it is aware of the devastation in Rohingya camps. Work has been started to provide help to the affected areas.