Cyclone Mocha: Destructive storm hits Myanmar, 81 deaths so far

Ayushee JoshiPublish Date: 17 May, 2023

Cyclone Mocha: In Myanmar, 81 people died because of Mocha. According to accounts, the cyclone caused flooding in some areas of Sittwe, the state capital of Rakhine, with winds gusts up to 130 miles per hour. Media reports claim that on the afternoon of Sunday, May 14, Moka made ashore close to Sittwe in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The Naaf River, which flows between Bangladesh and Myanmar, was eventually touched by the storm. The storm caused damage to a number of homes, electrical transformers, cell phone towers, boats, and lampposts. 

The category five storm Mocha made landfall on the shores of Bangladesh and Myanmar on Sunday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain. The storm caused several areas of Sittwe, the capital of the province of Rakhine, to flood as well.

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