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11 Aug 1989 description

UNDRO 89/1659

FIRE - UNION OF MYANMAR (FORMERLY BURMA)
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
11 AUGUST 1989

1. ON 27 JULY, FIRE BROKE OUT IN NORTHWEST TOWNSHIP OF MANDALAY AND BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL AFTER 6 HOURS. 1 PERSONS REPORTEDLY KILLED, 1,554 HOUSES/BUILDINGS DESTROYED, 9,500 PEOPLE FROM 1,980 HOUSEHOLD RENDERED HOMELESS. TOTAL LOSS ESTIMATED AT US DLRS 34 MILLION.