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Cyclone Mala Passes Through Burma, Heading for Bangladesh


A cyclone with winds of more than 120 kilometers per hour has lashed Burma's west coast, causing some damage but no major injuries.

Cyclone Mala passed through the coastal town of Gwa today, knocking down trees and causing power outages and flooding in some areas.

The storm, which lost intensity after making landfall, had forced some residents to evacuate to higher ground.

There are also storm warnings for coastal areas in Bangladesh. Weather forecasters say the cyclone may make landfall near Chittagong later today.

Fishermen there have been warned to stay near shore, and coastguards and volunteers have been put on alert.

Cyclones are a regular occurrence in the region. A storm that blasted onto the Bangladesh shore in 1991 killed 138,000 people.

Information for this report is provided by AP and Reuters.

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