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    Cyclone batters Myanmar's main city Yangon - 04 May 2008

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Al Jazeera's Lucy Keating reports on the powerful cyclone that has slammed into Myanmar, killing several people and causing widespread damage.

    Winds of up to 190-kilometres per hour have flattened buildings and power lines.

    State media have confirmed four deaths so far in the country's biggest city, Yangon.

    However the worst hit area has been the Irrawady Delta - reports from the villages there say half of the buildings have been damaged or destroyed.

    The Government has named five regions as disaster zones - including Yangon and the Irrawady Delta.