Sagaing/Mandalay earthquake Situation Report No. 3

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 17 Nov 2012


• The Government indicates at least 16 people were killed and 52 other injured in the earthquake, registering 6.8 on the Richter scale that struck Sagaing and Mandalay Regions on 11 November. Unofficial reports suggest the number of casualties and injured may be higher.

• The Government reports that over 400 houses, 65 schools and 100 religious buildings were damaged.

• Out of 22 Townships affected across Sagaing and Mandalay Regions, initial information indicates that Singu and Thabeikkyin Townships in Mandalay and Kyaukmyaung sub-township in Sagaing were most affected.

• The Government at Union and Region level has been the first responder. The UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator has been in regular contact with the Government to offer assistance of the international humanitarian community should this be needed.

• An inter-agency rapid assessment team, comprising CARE, Save the Children, UNICEF and the Myanmar Nurses and Midwife Association, has been undertaking assessments across four townships, including Singu, Shwebo, Kyauk Myaung and Thabeikkyin, since 13 November. Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) deployed three emergency response teams for assessments in the affected villages in Singu Township.

• Needs identified preliminarily include temporary schools, and temporary shelters and non-food items for the families whose houses were destroyed in the earthquake.

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