India rushes more relief for Nargis-hit Myanmar

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New Delhi, May 9 (UNI) India is rushing more relief for the survivors of cyclone Nargis in Myanmar that, according to official toll, killed nearly 23,000 people and left 42,000 missing.

However, diplomats and aid experts believe as many as 100,000 people may have been killed in the cyclone that on May 2-3 ripped through Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta, where entire villages have been washed away and more than one million people left homeless.

Nargis is Asia's most devastating cyclone since 1991 when a storm killed 143,000 in neighbouring Bangladesh.

One more IL-76 aircraft of the Indian Air Force with 32 tonnes of relief material would leave here for Yangon tomorrow.

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