Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Recent Disasters

China quake toll nears 10,000
The death toll from a massive earthquake in southwest China has risen to nearly 10,000, according to state media.

Burma: Dire warning as desperation grows

AID agencies warned yesterday the lives of up to 1.5 million Burmese cyclone victims could be in danger from disease if help did not reach them soon.

British aid group Oxfam said the death toll was likely to be 100,000, but could end up 15 times that from disease without clean water and sanitation.

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