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Now 22,000 and believed up to 50,000 Killed in Cyclone in Myanmar (Burma) :eek:

I cannot begin to imagine this.


Cyclone in Myanmar kills at least 15,000

YANGON, Myanmar, May 5 (UPI) -- The death toll from the cyclone that slashed through Myanmar has soared to more than 15,000 people, official sources said late Monday.


Sources said casualties from Cyclone Nargis are expected to reach at least 10,000 in the city of Bogalay alone, with another 1,000 dead in the city of Laputta, both in the country's Irrawaddy delta region, Xinhua reported.


The state-run Chinese news agency also cited government sources saying at least 20,000 homes had been destroyed on Haing Kyi island in the river delta, leaving more than 97,000 people without shelter.


The Myanmar government also said thousands more were injured and missing in the aftermath of the storm, which slogged through Yangon and the Irrawaddy delta packing dangerous rains and winds of more than 130 miles per hour, Radio New Zealand reported Tuesday.


Foreign Minister Nyan Win said the government would accept international assistance, and aid shipments were being prepared.


The United Nations says Myanmar's military government agreed to allow U.N. aid agencies to operate in the country formerly known as Burma to help survivors.


"The U.N. will begin preparing assistance now to be delivered and transported to Myanmar as quickly as possible," said Paul Risley of the World Food Program.


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Is Thailand the closest location of members to this board? (Nobody from Myanmar?) Assuming people in Myanmar had internet access, would "surfing" be allowed under the military government? Anybody know (Thai people or others)?

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Nice mention of Radio New Zealand there

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My parents just flew back to Myanmar yesterday to help. I hope they could at least get into the country and not get rerouted.

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My parents just flew back to Myanmar yesterday to help. I hope they could at least get into the country and not get rerouted.

Say more? Were they there before the cyclone? Or they are from Myanmar?

How do they think they can help? Are they aid workers?
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They flew back after the cyclone hit. We're from Myanmar, they flew back to help out our families that might need aid.

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I kinda do feel bad but there's a reason I really don't.

The Myanmar government also said thousands more were injured and missing in the aftermath of the storm, which slogged through Yangon and the Irrawaddy delta packing dangerous rains and winds of more than 130 miles per hour, Radio New Zealand reported Tuesday.


Foreign Minister Nyan Win said the government would accept international assistance, and aid shipments were being prepared.

The United Nations says Myanmar's military government agreed to allow U.N. aid agencies to operate in the country formerly known as Burma to help survivors.

"The U.N. will begin preparing assistance now to be delivered and transported to Myanmar as quickly as possible," said Paul Risley of the World Food Program.

The possibility of this happening in Myanmar was incredibly high and the military government knew about this for years.
Myanmar is a country where almost a good portion of the 55 million people who live there live below sea lavel.
It's basically a big delta.
Think New Orleans without levees.

The first thing I can recall when Katrina happened was thinking please let some country that is predominately under sea level learn from our mistake.

They didn't and they're lucky because if the tsunami that happened a few years ogo hit Burma head on, just in that one country you would have hundreds of thousand of people dieing.

If something isn't done now, a 1/3 of Myanmar will be under water by the end of this century due to global warming.
Don't just let us in every time there's a fucking catastrophe there.

Help us to prevent the catastrophe from happening.

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Is Thailand the closest location of members to this board? (Nobody from Myanmar?) Assuming people in Myanmar had internet access, would "surfing" be allowed under the military government? Anybody know (Thai people or others)?
dumb post.

you should ask to the North Korean
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wow, i heard about it in the news to day, but i didnt know the deathtoll was this high

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Psss... it's 22,000 now.... and still climbing...

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Myanmar government refuses assistance of USA
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That is ridiculous but whatever, sometimes you have to swallow your pride.
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http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exer...562F1DF86F.htm

Look at these satellite pictures. Very interesting.
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If you are talking about Burma's cyclone,
why must add the 'military government' after it. what's information you want to give us?


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If you are talking about Burma's cyclone,
why must add the 'military government' after it. what's information you want to give us?


congrats you are qualified for CNN.
Are you like a fan of military dictators or something?

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