1 Chin Woman Died, 12 Houses Destroyed by Storm
11 October 2012: Strong winds and rains hit Kyar Inn village in Kalaymyo Township of Sagaing Division yesterday, destroying about 12 houses including rice storage and cottages.
Around 2am in the morning, a big taramind tree fell down and smashed Pu Tluang Pum’s house, killing his wife, Pi Par Hluan, 45.
“The tree actually hit them [the Chin couple] both but Pu Tluang Pum eventually escaped in the middle of the night,” a reporter from Kalaymyo told Chinland Guardian.
The severe weather pulled down many big trees and damaged several electric power lines in Kyar Inn with about 520 houses, most populated by the Chins.
A funeral service for Pi Par Hluan, mother of one daughter and Mission Leader of Kyar Inn Baptist Church, was held in the village cemetery at 3pm yesterday.
Sources confirmed that other nearby villages were also hit by strong winds and rains but no major casualties have been reported.
Reporting by Mawng Mawng with Thawng Zel Thang