Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Cyclone death toll nears 4,000 in Myanmar, state radio says

Jesus H Christ hunting for shelter. I hope the number of deaths are overstated.

Its 9/11 or 9/11X3.

And, typical of the idiot's administration, the US isn't welcome. Go figure.
Almost 4,000 people were killed and nearly 3,000 others are unaccounted for after a devastating cyclone in Myanmar, a state radio station said Monday.

Foreign Minister Nyan Win told foreign diplomats at a briefing that the death toll could rise to more than 10,000, according to diplomats who spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was held behind closed doors.

Tropical Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, early Saturday with winds of up to 120 mph, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless.

Myanmar's ruling junta, which has spurned the international community for decades, appealed for aid on Monday. But the U.S. State Department said Myanmar's government had not granted permission for a Disaster Assistance Response Team into the country.

Note: Headline links to source.

Labels:

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home