05 May, 2008

10,000 Believed Dead in Burma (Myanmar) Following Cyclone

In the wake of Saturday's tropical cyclone in Burma (Myanmar), a Yangon-based diplomat in Bangkok, following a briefing from Foreign Minister Nyan Win, told Reuters that it is believed that 10,000 persons were killed and 3,000 persons are missing.

The U.N. office in Yangon said there is an urgent need for plastic sheeting, water purification tablets, cooking equipment, mosquito nets, health kits and food, saying that the situation outside Yangon is "critical, with shelter and safe water being the principal immediate needs." Read the entire story

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