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Cyclone death toll rises to 34,273 in Myanmar
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The death toll from Cyclone Nargis has risen to 34,273 in Myanmar, the state radio reported Tuesday evening.

And 27,836 people still remained missing, and the number of injured stood at 1,403, said the report.

Tropical cyclone Nargis, which occurred over the Bay of Bengal, hit five divisions and states -- Yangon, Bago, Ayeyawaddy, Kayin and Mon on May 2 and 3, of which Ayeyawaddy and Yangon sustained the heaviest casualties and infrastructure damage.

Affected coastal towns in the southwestern Ayeyawaddy division include Haing Gyi Island, Laputta, Mawlamyinegyun, Kyaiklat, Phyarpon, Bogalay, Pathein and Myaungmya.

(Xinhua News Agency May 14, 2008)

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