Strong winds wreak havoc in 70 villages

About 70 villages were badly affected and houses destroyed after strong winds swept across Pakokku district on May 7. But there no reports of injuries. According to the Magway region Department of Relief and Resettlement, aid was being sent to the affected areas. U Myint Soe, Head of the Magway Region Department of Relief and Resettlement told The Myanmar Times that strong winds hit the Pakokku and Pauk townships on Sunday (May 7) evening, ripping off the roofs of houses. Also 187 houses collapsed in the affected villages. According to the department, 17 schools, four pagodas and four monasteries were destroyed as well.

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