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25,000 houses damaged by disasters in Myanmar in FY 2023-24

Yangon, Apr 9 (UNI) Disasters that occurred in fiscal year 2023-24 through the end of March damaged 25,460 houses in Myanmar, affecting 76,601 households, a government official said Tuesday.
Myanmar recorded 2,016 disasters in number over the last fiscal year, including 452 incidents related to fire, 144 related to water, 661 related to wind and 759 others, Daw Lay Shwe Sin Oo, a director at the Department of Disaster Management under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, told Xinhua.
The most common disaster in Myanmar was the strong wind, and the areas worst hit by various disasters included Ayeyarwady region, Magway region and Shan state, the official added.
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