Nearly a hundred houses were destroyed by the strong winds in the villages of Loikaw and Shataw
Locals said that in Kayah State, three villages near Loikaw and Shataw, nearly a hundred houses, including a monastery, were destroyed by strong winds on April 27.
“A monastery in Tawa village on the side of Loikaw, 24 houses in Tanawkalu village and 74 houses in Suelae village in the side of Shataw” said a local resident from Loikaw.
"Those sides are far from the city. It happened at the intersection of Loikaw and Shataw. Now the houses are destroyed. The locals have to build it. They can’t stay like this. Many houses were destroyed.”
He said that due to the strong winds, many houses were completely destroyed, and only some houses had their roofs damaged.
Kayah people are suffering from the effects of climate change in addition to the disaster of war due to the heavy offensive of the military junta.
On April 21, Eight people were killed and more than 1,300 houses, including those of war refugees, were destroyed by the strong winds and tornadoes that struck Sagaing, Magway, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw.