14 May 2023

Deadly Cyclone Mocha slams Myanmar and Bangladesh

Half a million people have been evacuated as a powerful cyclone slammed into Myanmar and Bangladesh, with torrential rain and winds of up to 120 miles an hour.

Cyclone Mocha, which formed in the Bay of Bengal, has caused landslides and brought down trees, with several people killed.

As the storm made landfall in Rakhine state, people sought safety in official shelters, schools and offices.

Cox’s Bazar – the world’s largest refugee camp, home to almost a million people – has also been damaged.