Trees, buildings, and animals were pounded by “hail the size of tennis balls” for about 15 minutes last night in Kyun Hla Township, Sagaing Region. A cow and 600 chickens were killed by the hailstorm. “We are now compiling a record of the damage,” township administrator Than Lwin told Eleven. “Two villages – Hteintaw and Yabin – were damaged. In Hteintaw Village, the roofs of 30 homes, schools, monasteries,

and rural healthcare centers were blown away. In Yabin village, hailstones destroyed the roofs of nearly 50 houses. There were no [human] casualties.” Local administrators, police, and members of parliament are now working to secure aid for the ice-battered community. “It is now harvesting time, so thankfully, our crops weren’t damaged. However, chickens were killed,” said Than Lwin. MORE