A few more disasters...
- To: domesteading at bootstrap dot sculptors dot com
- Subject: A few more disasters...
- From: The Butterfly <salsbury at sculptors dot com>
- Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 00:26:02 -0800
- Cc: clean-water at bootstrap dot sculptors dot com
>From this week's "Earthweek: A Diary of the Planet", (published in the
Santa Cruz Comic News, and apparently available (or contactable) by
mailing earth at slip dot net)
Powerful aftershocks continue to rumble across quake-ravaged
western Columbia, but no significant additional damage was
reported. The government reported that the death toll from
last week's disaster had reached 938, with 4,117 people
injured and 400,000 others left homeless.
The third earthquake in as many days jolted southern Russia's
Dagestan region, destroying about 80 homes and damaging
thousands of others.
Earth movements were also felt in southern Bolivia, eastern
Spain, western Iran, eastern Japan and two points in China.
Somali Lion Attacks:
At least four people were killed during an attack by lions at
a refugee camp for famine victims in western Somalia. The
attack occured in the village of El-Bardeh near the border
with Ethiopia. The four victims were among the estimated 4,000
people searching for food and water in the region. Last month,
the World Health Organization reported that more than 700,000
Somalis were affected by severe drought and food shortages in
the south of the country brought on by the La Nina
And on a separate note, I saw something in the paper today
that said that, as predicted (and right on schedule), the
victims of Hurricate Mitch in Honduras and Central America are
all suffering from the lack of clean water and sanitation
systems. Apparently, disease is running rampant, and infection
rates are high.
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