Powerful cyclone Nargis caused the deadliest natural disaster in the recorded history of Burma (officially known as Myanmar). The cyclone made landfall on May 2, 2008, causing catastrophic destruction and at least 80,000 fatalities.

Nargis ((نرگس),developed on April 27 in the central Bay of Bengal. On May 2, the JTWC assessed peak winds of 215 km/h (135 mph). The cyclone moved ashore in the Ayeyarwady Division of Burma near peak intensity and, after passing near Yangon (Rangoon), the storm gradually weakened until dissipating near the border of Burma and Thailand.
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