Many Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was reportedly killed in Relief reported that Typhoon Mocha hit the country over the weekend group And media Tuesday reports.
Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine state bore the brunt of Sunday storm that unleashed winds of up to 210 kilometers per hour (130 mph) and ripped roofs off homes And brought a storm that flooded the state capital, Sittwe.
Non-governmental relief organization Partners said on Twitter revealed that there were many dead and wounded, quoting its sources on the earth. He. She posted A video showing the damage.
Reuters could not independently verify the number of injuries. Myanmar state media controlled military system, only three deaths were reported on Monday.
“We are expanding up Our efforts to respond to submission critical Relief materials like rice Partners said: in last post on Twitter.
western Myanmar region He is home to hundreds of thousands of The Rohingya are a persecuted minority that successive governments have refused to recognize. more than a million live in Sprawling camps in neighboring Bangladesh, having fled military campaigns in Last few years.
News portal Myanmar has now said 22 Rohingya were killed, citing residents.
However, a resident in the area and who declined to be determined over Fears for They are safety for Reuters more More than 100 Rohingyas have been killed on the grounds on Reviews from several villages he said he visited in the aftermath.
“there also Lots of missing people “From the storm, we haven’t received anything,” he said help Until now.”
Reuters reached out to two other residents also He said a large number of people An informed diplomatic source was also killed on the situation, who No details provided.
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Meanwhile, the AFP news agency quoted local leaders reporting at least 41 deaths on Tuesday.
“we can confirm There are 17 deaths,” Carlo, the official of Bo Ma village near the state capital Sittwe, told an AFP reporter at the scene.
“There will be more deaths more out of a hundred people Missing.”
The village is inhabited by the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority.
Bo Ma’s number was on summit of a death fees of 24 handed to AFP by a Rohingya village chief in Near Khaung Doke Kar Village.
That commander asked not to be identified out of fear of Revenge of the country’s military council.
in Bo Ma on On Tuesday morning, residents walked in search of the seashore for family Agence France-Presse correspondents said the members were swept away by the storm that accompanied the hurricane.
United Nations refugee office She said she was investigating reports that Rohingya were living there in IDP camps in storm.
UNHCR is saddened to hear of the reports of deaths in displacement camps in Rakhine State in the aftermath of “Hurricane Mocha,” the statement read. in a permit.
He. She added She was trying to conduct detailed assessments in camps and displacement sites to get a clearer picture of the situation.”
state media silent
Myanmar state media Tuesday made Did not mention of Casualties But he said junta chairman Min Aung Hlaing visited Sittwe to assess the damage, donate money And give directions on the answer.
before the storm made land on Sunday about 400,000 people Evacuated in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Humanitarian United Nations office (OCHA) said about 6 million people in the region He was already in need of Humanitarian aid before the storm, including 1.2 million people Internally displaced persons due to ethnic conflict.
It was windy Sunday one of The worst since Cyclone Nargis swept through some parts of Southern Myanmar killing approximately 140,000 people in 2008.