Trees, lamp posts blown down by gale in Yangon

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A tornado-like gale blew down power lines, trees, roofs and billboards along Insein Road in Hline and Mayangon Townships in Yangon on Thursday morning.Yangon Region Development Affairs Minister Mayor U Hla Myint, Social Affairs Minister Dr Myint Thein, Yangon Electricity Supply Board Chairman U Aung Khaing and officials managed to erect fallen power posts and clear the fallen trees to prevent traffic congestion and to supply power to households.
Over 200 staff from Yangon City Development Committee, over 100 staff from Yangon Electricity Supply Board and members of Red Cross Society and social organizations helped restore electricity and cleared the fallen trees.
About 20 trees and lamp posts were fallen and about five houses were damaged during the gale but no one  injured.  Saw Thein Win

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