36 people dead in
Akyab, Dec 29: The Burmese military junta confessed in a government newspaper
report that there were 36 people
caused by a severe intensity
earthquake in the
At least 45 people were injured and 14 are still missing. Seventeen villages
along the coastal area were damaged and so far 788 people were displaced,
according to today's report in the New Light of Myanmar.
However a local source stated that the number of dead and the damage to
properties of many coastal area people could be much greater than that stated
in the government report.
The tidal waves hit several coastal areas including Taninthayi,
and Irrawaddy Divisions and the state of Arakan.
Some buildings reportedly collapsed in Southern Shan State due to earthquake.
Several SPDC ministers visited the earthquake hit-areas of Irrawaddy Division
yesterday, but there was not any information of the ministers visiting Arakan
State to provide the necessary supplies to the earthquake-affected people
According to a local source, 12 Arakanese people were killed by the tidal
waves and some fishing boats from the Southern costal area of Arakan were
In last May's cyclone, over 1,000 Arakanese people who were living near the
seaside were killed and about 20,000 people were displaced from that natural
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