Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mother Earth Strucked Sumatera Island Again...

Karishma Vaswani, BBC News, Padang

As every hour passes, the scale of this disaster becomes all too clear. Dozens of homes and office buildings have collapsed. A restaurant frequented by college students is now a pile of rubble. Officials say at least 60 people are trapped underneath.
Scenes like this are repeated all across Padang. Rescue efforts have been hampered by poor communication lines and bad roads.
The first flights carrying food and aid arrived this morning but it's nowhere near enough. Hospitals in Padang have been severely damaged in this disaster.
People are being treated in makeshift tents. There are still many parts of the city that rescue workers haven't been able to reach which is raising fears the number of dead will almost certainly rise.

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