YANGON, May 31 (Xinhua) -- At least five people have been killed and 1,400 houses destroyed as strong cyclone storm swept across Myanmar over the last two days, the local 7Day Daily reported Thursday.
Of them, one people was knocked to death by fallen trees, two by electric shock in Manaung township and other two people died in vessel capsizal in Bokale township on Tuesday.
The deep tropical depression occurred over parts of the Bay of Bengal Tuesday and the cyclone swept across areas between Kyaukphyu and Manaung, coastal area of the country's Rakhne state with maximum wind speed to 45-60 miles per hour.
Townships in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Bago, Magway, Sagaing regions, Mon, Kayin, Shan and Rakhine states were affected by the cyclone storm with heavy rainfall.
Temporary shelters were being set up to accommodate the homeless victims with aid provided.
According to a statement of the country's Meteorology and Hydrology Department, the depression has been weakening since Wednesday.