posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 09:38 PM
As terrible as this tragedy is there have been other disasters in recent times that have actually been worse - how quickly we forget.
Below are a few paragraphs taken from the Daily Telegraph (Australia)
December 31, 2004
Before the devastation wrought by Sunday's tsunami, the most recent big disaster had been in April 1991 when floods in Bangladesh claimed more than
On July 28, 1976, the earth opened and swallowed Tangshan city in the Hebei province in China.
When the dust settled, more than 242,000 were dead officially, although western experts estimated the number at 700,000.
The calamitous Tangshan earthquake came just six years after nature picked on Bangladesh, where a cyclone and tsunami killed up to 300,000 people.