Deadly cyclone batters Myanmar, Bangladesh

A powerful cyclone that struck Myanmar and Bangladesh has killed dozens of people. Hundreds more are injured, but the full impact of the storm is still not clear.

Cyclone Mocha made landfall Sunday on Myanmar's coast facing the Bay of Bengal.

Many houses were destroyed by strong winds and heavy rain. Officials in the western state of Rakhine say at least 25 people have been confirmed dead.

Myanmar's junta chief Min Aung Hlaing visited the area on Monday to inspect the damage. He has ordered the military to send relief supplies.

The cyclone also battered southern Bangladesh. About 2,000 houses were completely destroyed.

The affected region houses refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar to escape the military crackdown.

An estimated one million Rohingya people are living in the camps. Many others are internally displaced in Myanmar.

The full extent of the damage has yet to emerge as electricity and communications have been cut in some areas.