47 townships, 22,000 dead?!

According to DVB and other sources, the latest state-run media reports put the revised death toll from Cyclone Nargis at least 22,000. DVB says that this figure was given on the radio today. To date the state-run news has not been updated on the government website.

State media has also announced that the May 10 referendum on a new constitution will be postponed in 47 townships until May 24 and will go ahead in the rest of the country.

The 47 townships as given by DVB are:

Irrawaddy Division: 7 townships

Ngaputaw, Laputta, Mawlamyaing Island, Pyapon, Bogalay, Kyeitlat, Dedaye

Rangoon Division: 40 townships (most of the division)

Tamwe, South Okkalapa, Dagon Port, Southern Dagon New Town, Northern Dagon New Town, Eastern Dagon New Town, Dawbon, Pazundaung, Botataung, Mingalartaungnyunt, North Okkalapa, Yankin, Thaketa, Thingankyun, Kamayut, Kyimyindaing, Kyauktada, Sanchaung, Seikkan, Dagon, Panbedan, Bahan, Mayangone, Lathar, Hlaing, Lanmadaw, Ahlone, Thanlyin, Kyaukdan, Thonehkwa, Khayan, Twente, Kunchankone, Kawhmu, Dala, Seikkyikanaungtoe, Insein, Mingalardone, Shwepyithar, Hlaingthayar

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One response to “47 townships, 22,000 dead?!

  1. Pingback: Burma: 22,000 Dead And Rising « deathpower

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