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UNDRO 86/0524

BURMA - RANGOON FIRE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
07 MARCH 1986

SITUATION

1. SINCE THE SERIOUS FIRES IN KAMAYUT AND THINGANGYUN TOWNSHIPS OF RANGOON ON 4 MARCH 1986, UNDRO HAS BEEN MONITORING SITUATION. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS THAT FIRES DESTROYED 2,350 HOUSES RENDERING 20,500 PEOPLE FROM 4,300 HOUSEHOLDS HOMELESS. LOSSES FROM THE KAMAYUT FIRE ALONE ESTIMATED AT KYATS 60 MILLION, OR US DLRS 8 MILLION.

2. IMMEDIATE RELIEF NEEDS NOT YET COMMUNICATED BY GOVERNMENT.