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04 May, 2008

Burma (Myanmar) Reeling Following Cyclone Nargis

Five regions in Burma (Myanmar) were declared disaster zones Sunday after Tropical Cyclone Nargis smashed hundreds of houses, knocked out electricity and left at least four people dead.
The military run Myaddy television station said Yangon, Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon states were all heavily damaged by Saturday's cyclone, which packed winds of up to 120 mph.

It's a bad situation. Almost all the houses are smashed. People are in a terrible situation," said a United Nations official in Yangon. "All the roads are blocked. There is no water. There is no electricity," she said.

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