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One person killed by tornado in Myanmar's Kawmu

07-12-2010 13:52 BJT

YANGON, July 12 (Xinhua) -- One person has been confirmed killed by tornado which swept Myanmar's Kawmu in Yangon division near last weekend, according to Monday's local Weekly Eleven News.

The person died of being hit by thunder lightning.

A total of 60 wooden and bamboo houses were destroyed by the tornado which hit the area for minutes on last Thursday.

In July last year, similar tornado struck two townships -- Hainggyingyun and Einme in Ayeyawaddy division, killing a woman who was rushing on the way to the hospital.

That tornado blew off roofs and walls of some houses and buildings.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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