Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Myanmar authorities work to evacuate camps as cyclone nears

Authorities in Myanmar struggled on Wednesday to evacuate tens of thousands of people, most of them Rohingya Muslims, before a cyclone reaches camps in low-lying regions that have been their home since ethnic and religious unrest last year.

Cyclone Mahasen has already killed at least seven people and displaced 3,881 in Sri Lanka, its Disaster Management Center said on Tuesday.

The storm is moving north over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to reach land on Thursday, hitting north of Chittagong in Bangladesh.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/15/us-storm-southasia-idUSBRE94E0GN20130515