Επτα άνθρωποι σκοτώθηκαν...
7.500 κτιρια υπεστησαν μεγαλες ζημιες...
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Ζωα πεθαναν...April 25, 2016 - MYANMAR - Violent storms which saw hailstones the size of golf balls rain down across Myanmar have killed at least eight people in recent days, toppled pagodas and damaged thousands of buildings, officials said on Sunday (April 24).
The freak storms struck across five states on Friday and Saturday after weeks of heatwave temperatures regularly topping 40deg C.
"From what we know now there are eight people killed and 7,500 houses destroyed during these days," Phyu Lei Lei Tun, director of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, told AFP, adding that the toll may increase as more information becomes available.
Six of the victims died in Yay Tha Yauk village in the central region of Mandalay after flash flooding. Other regions that were struck included Sagaing and Magway as well as the states of Shan and Chin.
Pictures and TV footage showed huge hailstones crashing onto flooded streets and clattering off metal roofs as residents rushed for shelter.