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'Another storm headed towards cyclone-hit Myanmar'

may 15

NEW DELHI: As Myanmar grapples with crises in the aftermath of deadly cyclone Nargis, another tropical storm appears headed for its shores, the India Meteorological Department said on Wednesday.

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 lied 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 two cyclone left a trail of death and destruction in Myanmar with death toll feared over one lakh.

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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