Strong winds topple trees in Myeik, house destroyed

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Firemen clear the tree trunks and branches after the strong wind in Myeik Township yesterday. Photo: Khine Htoo (Myeik IPRD)

A twenty-feet tall tree fell on a house in Myeik, Taninthayi Region, after strong winds toppled it over yesterday morning. The fifty-year old tree destroyed the house of U Myat Myo Win but there were no casualties.
Similarly, a fifteen-feet tall plumeria tree was knocked over by harsh winds on Yone Taung Road in the marketplace and an eighteen-feet tall mango tree by the Myeik-Kywe Gu road fell down as well. No casualties were reported in both incidents.
After a public report, the Township Fire Department Head, U Soe Kyaw Thu, led debris clearance together with police and administrative bodies from the incidents.
The family of the demolished house were provided with 15 rescue items, K100,000 for house construction and K14,700 as rice ration by the Natural Disaster Management Department, and with 11 construction items, a set of sanitary products and feminine products each, and two rolls of tarpaulin from the Myanmar Red Cross Society. —Khine Htoo (Myeik IPRD)
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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