Sunday, December 26, 2004

Christmas in Asia (Why not me?)

If ever there were a time for a lament, it is now. How long must we sing this song?

Sri Lanka: 3,225 dead
Indonesia: 1,873 dead
India: 2,000 dead
Thailand: 257 dead
Malaysia: 28 dead
Maldives: 10 dead
Bangladesh: 2 dead

Source: Government officials

From the NYTimes:

Most Powerful Quake in 40 Years Triggers Death and Destruction

Published: December 26, 2004

The worst known death toll so far was in Sri Lanka, where a million people were displaced from wrecked villages. Some 20,000 soldiers were deployed in relief and rescue and to help police maintain law and order. Police chief, Chandra Fernando said at least 3,000 people were dead in areas under government control.

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