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India launches Operation Karuna for cyclone-hit Myanmar

India launched "Operation Karuna" to provide humanitarian assistance for people in Myanmar, which is affected by Cyclone Mocha, and three ships carrying relief material reached Yangon.

Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, Kamorta and Savitri were the first Naval ships to arrive at Yangon with relief material.
Indian Navy remains committed to ensuring Security and Growth for All in the Region and being the first responders in providing support to our neighbours during such calamities.
Meanwhile, the local media reported that the death toll in cyclone-hit Myanmar rose to 81.
At least 46 people died in the Rakhine state villages of Bu Ma and nearby Khaung Doke Kar, inhabited by the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority.
Thirteen people were killed when a monastery collapsed in a village in Rathedaung township north of Rakhine's capital Sittwe, and a woman died when a building collapsed in a neighbouring village, according to Myanmar state broadcaster MRTV.
Mocha made landfall on May 14 with winds of up to 195 kilometres (120 miles) per hour, downing power pylons and smashing wooden fishing boats to splinters, as per local media reports.
Nine people died in Dapaing camp for displaced Rohingya near Sittwe, said its leader adding the camp was cut off and lacked supplies.
"People cannot come to our camp because bridges are broken... we need help," he said.


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