Views of some area of Kyauk Pru after cyclone Giri lashed the Arakan coast on 22 October.At least 3 people are confirmed dead and thousands were made homeless after Cyclone Giri lashed the Arakan coast on Friday afternoon.
Winds estimated at 120 miles an hour and tidal waves estimated at 5 feet high struck the northern part of Ramree island, including the main town Kyauk Pru. Smaller islands to the north of Ramree are reporting even greater damage.
Three people in Pyin Wan village in Kyaun Tha Ya island were killed by cyclone Giri. Many villages located at Kyaun Tha Ya island and Nga Pa Thon island were reported submerged. Unconfirmed reports of many dead are also coming in from the rural areas near Kyauk Pru town on Ramree island.
The population of Kyauk Pru town is estimated at 50,000 and the total population of the entire Kyauk Pru district, including smaller islands to the north is estimated at over 560, 349.