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15,000 dead from cyclone
« on: May 05, 2008, 09:06:02 PM »
Myanmar got hit very bad, this death toll is insane!

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/05/05/myanmar.cyclone/index.html
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Re: 15,000 dead from cyclone
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008, 10:07:23 PM »
Myanmar got hit very bad, this death toll is insane!

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/05/05/myanmar.cyclone/index.html


Wow... what a sad thing to happen. :(

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Re: 15,000 dead from cyclone
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 01:05:49 AM »
It still amazes me how an earth quake or hurricane can hit here and, even in worst case scenarios (like Katrina), the toll is nowhere near what it is in Asia, when similar disasters happen.

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Re: 15,000 dead from cyclone
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 08:12:30 AM »
Up to 22,000 estimated dead now.  Sad...
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Re: 15,000 dead from cyclone
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008, 08:48:16 AM »
It still amazes me how an earth quake or hurricane can hit here and, even in worst case scenarios (like Katrina), the toll is nowhere near what it is in Asia, when similar disasters happen.
Their population is very dense. More people per square mile = more deaths when natural disasters happen.
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Re: 15,000 dead from cyclone
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008, 01:40:07 PM »
That and it just goes to show you that codes are not a bad thing in Architecture.  :)
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Re: 15,000 dead from cyclone
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008, 02:02:03 PM »
That and it just goes to show you that codes are not a bad thing in Architecture.  :)

You're talking about codes....  ..-)
These people live in abodes that are completely code free. I've seen some where I wonder how they stay up at all. Not buildings, but lean-tos and cardboard shacks stacked on top of each other. Any kind of disaster, fire flood, and they are wiped out.

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Re: 15,000 dead from cyclone
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 08:43:52 PM »
Current death toll estimate in Mynamar stands at between 68,000 and 128,000, though local officials have said 22,000 people had been killed. The government of Mynamar has only recently been allowing foreign aid into the country.

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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked the United Nations secretary-general to convene an emergency summit on aid to Myanmar.

Brown told the House of Commons on Wednesday that he had also asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to go to the country himself.

Brown said a British plane just arrived in Myanmar with shelter supplies for 45,000 people. He said three other planeloads of aid would arrive "very soon."

"There has been an improvement [in aid getting to victims], but it is not good enough," Brown said. "The regime is still preventing aid getting to the rest of the country."

Brown said it was important for Asian countries to jointly pressure leaders in Myanmar -- also called by its previous name, Burma, by those who refuse to recognize the military junta.

"The key thing at the moment is to pressure the regime by all countries in Asia uniting with all of us to make sure that aid gets to the people of Burma as quickly as possible," he said. "The Burmese regime must now let into the country all aid workers and all aid immediately."


Brown said he asked for an emergency summit because "other countries" blocked a meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss aid to Myanmar. When asked to name those other countries, Brown refused.
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Re: 15,000 dead from cyclone
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2008, 12:37:09 PM »
Rain deepens Myanmar misery; death toll spikes

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080516/wl_nm/myanmar_cyclone_dc

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YANGON (Reuters) - Torrential rain lashed victims of Cyclone Nargis on Friday as Myanmar's junta admitted more than 130,000 people were dead or missing, putting the disaster on a par with a 1991 cyclone that killed 143,000 in neighboring Bangladesh.

In a shock update to a death toll that had consistently lagged behind international aid agency estimates, state television in the army-ruled former Burma said 77,738 people were dead and another 55,917 missing.

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