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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Just horrible....

Earthquake death toll in Pakistani Kashmir estimated at 30,000

An estimated 30,000 people were killed in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir by a massive earthquake, the region's Minister for Works and Communication Tariq Farooq has told AFP.

"Our rough estimates say more than 30,000 people have died in the earthquake in Kashmir," he said on Sunday. Pakistan's military said earlier that at least 18,000 died in the 7.6 magnitude quake that hit Saturday.

Full story @ yahoo news

18,000 Dead in Pakistan Quake

A powerful earthquake centered in the Hindu Kush mountains of Pakistan on Saturday morning sent tremors across South Asia, killing more than 18,000 people, including at least 1,600 in remote northern Pakistan, among them hundreds across both sides of disputed Kashmir, and shaking houses and high-rises throughout the region.

Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, Pakistan's chief army spokesman, who announced the toll on Sunday, said at least 45,000 people had been injured, a vast majority on the Pakistani side of Kashmir. He said that "so far there are many areas which have not been reached" by the army, but that military units were expected to reach all of them by the end of the day.

full story @ daily kos

My heart breaks for the people of Pakistan. What a tragedy.
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Mother Nature seems determined to remind us what she can do. And I am afraid that global warming, another one of her responses to our presence, will have some even more unpleasant surprises for us. It is really too bad, global warming is one of nature's catastrophes that we actually could have done something about, but the tipping point may have been reached.
Ah, but Bush and ExxonMobil tell us that global warming is a left wing, anti-business lie.
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