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GraemeCR
05-06-2008, 12:58 PM
A major cyclone has hit Myanmar (formerly known as Burma.)


YANGON, Myanmar (AP) Myanmar state radio says the cyclone death toll has risen above 22,000.

A news broadcast on government-run radio said Tuesday that 22,464 people have now been confirmed dead and thousands more are missing.

Cyclone Nargis tore through the country's heartland and largest city, Yangon, early Saturday.

Relief efforts have been difficult, in large part because the storm destroyed roads and communications outlets.

The first assistance from overseas arrived Tuesday from neighboring Thailand.



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Prolevelz
05-06-2008, 09:47 PM
little by little the wind is commin in our country!!!

hope so.., it's not!!!

maXimus
05-06-2008, 10:45 PM
This is such a big tragedy. My heart goes out to all the citizens and residents.

GraemeCR
05-07-2008, 11:20 PM
Some reports say the toll may reach 100,000 fatalities.

There are difficulties in getting aid to the victims due to political differences.

Myanmar (Burma) has been under military rule since 1962.

Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1991...."for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights" in that country.

Hey-man
05-14-2008, 12:55 AM
What happened with this world ???????

maXimus
05-14-2008, 01:59 PM
The sad thing is that this is not the only major tragedy happening at the moment.