2008 Cyclone Nargis
Early May 2008 witnessed the greatest natural disaster in Myanmar – Cyclone Nargis. The low-pressure system in the Bay of Bengal strengthened to a tropical depression on 27 April, which gave birth to Nargis. With a wind speed of 200 km/hr, and a 12-foot wall of water, the cyclone killed approximately 138,373 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.
Myanmar’s Rice Bowl got crazily affected. Low-lying villages submerged completely in water, approximately 50 townships were devastated and more than 2.4 million people got troubled. People suffered from various diseases, food shortages, and bad sanitation. Various vessels and ships also got destroyed.