Thursday, May 22, 2008

U.N. Chief 'Very Upset' Over Condition of Burma Survivors

Ban toured the devastated Irrawaddy Delta in southern Myanmar by helicopter. The coastline of the Andaman Sea was hit especially hard, and aid workers have reported bodies still lining the shore in some spots

Ban, who spoke to some camp residents, said: "I'm very upset by what I've seen."

The victims had cooking pots and blankets that appeared to be new.

The BBC's Laura Trevelyan, who is travelling with him, said the aircraft touched down at a tidy camp with few people in it and brand new tents - some of which were empty.

A UN official privately called it a "show camp", our correspondent says.

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