In Myanmar, the death toll from Cyclone Mocha has surpassed 140

As of Friday afternoon, the death toll from Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar had topped 140, according to the Information Team of Myanmar’s State Administration Council (SAC).

According to the information team, 97 deaths were freshly recorded on Thursday, including six local residents and 91 from IDP camps, according to UNB.

According to the report, Cyclone Mocha damaged 183,024 residences, 1,711 religious structures, 59 monasteries, 1,397 schools, 227 hospitals or clinics, 11 telecom towers, 119 lamp posts, two airports, and 340 administrative buildings.

Mocha wreaked havoc on Rakhine, Ayeyarwady, Bago, Yangon, Magway, Sagaing, Chin, Mandalay, Mon, Shan, and Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, according to the report.

Local authorities were working with emergency response teams and local rescue teams in cyclone-affected areas following announcements of natural disaster-affected areas for 17 townships in Rakhine state and four townships in Chin state, according to the statement.

Mocha made landfall at Sittwe in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Sunday, with winds of up to 130 miles per hour (about 209 kilometers per hour), and raged across the country.

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