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Reports coming in from Myanmar after Cyclone Nargis suggest thousands of people — even as many as 10,000 — were killed by the storm.
The nation is set for a constitutional referendum next week. Now the storm has some wondering whether the vote will go ahead as planned.
Another blogger says Nargis hit a major farming region in Myanmar, the Irrawaddy Delta. "The northern and central parts of the delta are major rice-growing areas, producing 40 percent of the national total," writes Jotman. He adds that Nargis struck as farmers are getting ready to plant next year's crop.
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