Cyclone Mocha has crashed ashore in Myanmar leaving relief workers struggling to assess the extent of the damage because the storm caused major disruption to communications.
One of the most powerful storms to ever hit the region crossed the coast of northwestern Rakhine State, south of the Bangladesh border on Sunday at about 1:30pm (07:00 GMT), uprooting trees, bringing down pylons and cables, and creating a tidal surge that inundated streets in the low-lying region.
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