At least 15,000 killed in Myanmar cyclone

Updated: 2008-05-05 22:48

Men assess damage caused by a cyclone in central Yangon on May 4, 2008. [Agencies]

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YANGON  -- More than 15,000 people have been killed in two divisions of Yangon and Ayeyawaddy in the violent cyclone storm Nargis that swept Myanmar's five divisions and states on last Friday and Saturday, according to official sources Monday evening.

It is estimated that the casualties in Ayeyawaddy division's Bogalay alone will exceed 10,000 and at least 1,000 in Laputta in the same division.

Earlier official figures show that 3,880 people were killed in Ayeyawaddy division including 20 in Bogalay and excluding Laputta, and 59 in Yangon.

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