Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Rises to 22,000

World | May 7, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Rises to 22,000: Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Rises to 22,000 The death toll in cyclone hit Myanmar continues to rise. Photo by ndtv.com

At least 22,000 people have died in Myanmar after the devastating Cyclone Nargis struck on May 2, with the death toll continuing to rise.

Authorities are still trying to reach islands and villages that have been cut off from the rest of the country, NDTV reported.

The enormous scale of the natural disaster has prompted even the isolationist military junta governing Myanmar to issue an appeal for international assistance.

India has already sent two warships from the Andamans, armed with food and medicine.

The UN is also trying to provide drinking water and food through its only two agencies that operate inside Burma - the UN Children's fund and its development programme.
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