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Cyclone 'Mocha' damages over 230 houses in Mizoram

A total of 5,749 people in more than 50 villages were affected by the powerful winds on Sunday: Officials

PTI Aizawl Published 15.05.23, 05:49 PM
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At least 236 houses and eight refugee camps have been damaged after super cyclone ‘Mocha’ struck several parts of Mizoram, officials said on Monday.

A total of 5,749 people in more than 50 villages were affected by the powerful winds on Sunday, they said.

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However, there were no reports of fatalities.

Super cyclone ‘Mocha’ made landfall along the Myanmar-Bangladesh coasts on Sunday, after intensifying into the equivalent of a Category-5 storm, causing extensive damage to the southeastern coastlines and forcing the evacuation of over five lakh people in low lying areas.

Of the 236 houses, 27 were completely damaged and 127 houses were partially damaged, the officials said.

Siaha district in the southern part of Mizoram, which shares its border with Myanmar, was the worst hit as 101 houses, including two relief camps, suffered damages, they said.

The super cyclone made landfall on the Teknaf shorelines before making its way through the Naf River that divides Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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