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Another storm headed towards Myanmar

May 14, 2008 20:56 IST

As Myanmar grapples with crises in the aftermath of the deadly cyclone Nargis, another tropical storm appears to be heading for its shores, the India Meteorological Department said on Wednesday.

The IMD, which is the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre of the World Meteorological Office, has issued a advisory on the impending extreme weather condition.

"A low pressure area is lying over East Central Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of Myanmar," the IMD advisory said.

In association with the low-pressure area, Myanmar will experience scattered to broken low/medium clouds with embedded moderate to intense convective clouds over southwestern areas of the country, south Arakan coast, Bay of Bengal, North Andaman Sea and Gulf of Martban, it said.

The May 2 cylcone left a trail of death and destruction in Myanmar, with over one lakh people feared dead.

The United Nations has warned that the Myanmar could face a 'second catastrophe' unless its military junta allows more access to foreign aid agencies, to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis.

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