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Myanmar cyclone: Death toll crosses 10,000

May 5, 2008
Over 10,000 people have died and thousands have been rendered homeless in Myanmar after Cyclone Nargis wreaked havoc in the country over the weekend.

Local media reports said that entire villages had disappeared after the ten-hour cyclone.

The ruling military junta, which is normally hostile to the international community, has requested neighbouring countries to donate food, medical supplies and construction equipment. A state of emergency has been declared in Myanmar after the 10-hour storm.

Image: Scenes of devastation in Yangon after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar.

Photograph: Hla Hla Haty/AFP/Getty Images


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