FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM
The death toll from Cyclone Mocha in Rakhine State has reached 163, according to information gathered by DVB from local reporters and rescue teams up to May 26. In Sittwe Township, 116 Rohingya bodies were recovered from Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps. Five Rakhine bodies were found in other villages.
This means 121 people in Sittwe died. In Rathedaung Township, 19 Rohingya and 4 Rakhine bodies were recovered in Mosay Gyun village. Thirteen bodies were recovered in Don Pine village. One body was recovered in Pauk Pyin village and one in Ma Gyi Chaung village. This means 38 people in Rathedaung died.
In Pauktaw Township, two bodies were recovered. In Kyauktaw Township another two bodies were found. This means four people died in Pauktaw and Kyauktaw. “Another 19 Rohingya died at sea when their boats overturned,” said Anuwa Zardek, a Mosay Gyun village resident. Locals report that cyclone survivors haven’t received any humanitarian assistance.