Cyclone Mocha hits Bangladesh and Myanmar coast; 3 killed in Myanmar

In Myanmar, at least three people have been reported killed, as the powerful cyclone Mocha has hit the coastlines of Bangladesh and Myanmar after intensifying into the equivalent of a category-five hurricane. 

It is considered to be a tropical cyclone that has maximum wind speeds of 254 km per hour.

Myanmar appears to have borne more direct impact as cyclone flooded streets, blew off roofs, and severed communications in Rakhine state near Sittwe township.

According to media reports, Electricity and wireless connections were disrupted across much of the state capital Sittwe, and a telecom tower brought down by strong winds as the cyclone approached. However, no casualties have been reported in Bangladesh so far.

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