Major Cyclone

Update: 11th May ’08. Well, as you probably know, estimates have surpassed 100,000. An urgent concern now is the additions to the death toll resulting from the lack of emergency relief, brought on by the restrictions placed by the Myanmar government. See a BBC report here, or an NPR report here, for example.

Update: 7th May ’08. It is much worse. I’ve seen a BBC report with a figure above 22,000.

The news is not good for Myanmar (Burma). The death toll due to cyclone Nargis has apparently passed 10,000 (see CNN and the BBC), making it the deadliest storm since 1999.

Sheril and Chris are blogging about it on the Intersection, (see e.g. here) and so keep an eye out there for updates.


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2 Responses to Major Cyclone

  1. Its worse than that – they are talking about 100k deaths now – especially if the regime doesnt all the aid workers in

  2. Clifford says:

    Yes, I know…. quite distressing. I’ve been meaning to update the post.