Some houses in Pale Township in Yinmabin district and Hkamti Township, Hkamti district are also damaged, he said.
“About 780 houses in Kani have been destroyed and I heard 22 houses in Pale have been destroyed. A total of 12 houses in Hkamti have been destroyed. We are taking a field trip to collect the list of damaged buildings in Kani and two people are injured,” he said.
Two cargo vessels docked at Kani port and a vessel in Chindwin River were damaged on May 13 due to the wind.
Strong wind destroyed houses in Kani, Monywa, Yinmabin, Pale, Salingyi, Ayadaw, Budalin, Kyunhla, Khin-U, Yae-U, Tantsal, Kawlin, Wuntho, Pinlebu and Bamauk townships every year before the rainy season starts.