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  1. wistahpatsfan

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    #75 Jersey

    The official death toll from Cyclone Nargis has nearly doubled to almost 78,000 and another 56,000 people remain missing two weeks after the storm, Myanmar state television reported Friday....

    The handful of foreign experts who have been allowed into the country have been restricted to Yangon, the former capital. The government has set up police and military checkpoints on roads leading out of Yangon to Irrawaddy, where foreigners are being turned back. ...

    The Red Cross fears the cyclone toll may be as high as 128,000; the U.N. estimates more than 100,000 died. The U.N. estimates 1.5 million to 2.5 million survivors are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medical care. Aid groups have reached only 270,000 so far.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/05/16/myanmar.ap/index.html
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    What a terrible situation the whole mess is.
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    Is it just me, or are other people also reading ridiculous comments from posters on various internet sites, about Myanmar and China disasters being 'karma' or something along the lines of 'good riddance'?

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