Myanmar cyclone toll over 10,000

More than 10,000 persons have been killed in a tropical cyclone that struck Myanmar at the weekend, Foreign Minister Nyan Win told state television, adding that this nation would welcome international aid. "According to the latest information, more than 10,000 persons were killed,' Nyan Win said, after briefing foreign diplomats. "Information is still being collected, and there could be more casualties,' he added. Nyan Win also welcomed Thailand's promise to send emergency food and medicine, saying Myanmar would welcome international aid from other countries.

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