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Scores dead in Bangladesh cyclone

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posted on Nov, 16 2007 @ 08:27 AM
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Scores dead in Bangladesh cyclone


news.bbc.co.uk

The Home Ministry in Dhaka said several districts could still not be contacted as telephones and communications were cut and reports of casualties were confused.

Nahid Sultana, an official from the Ministry of Relief and Disaster Management, confirmed the death toll and said it was likely to rise.

Many people are thought to have been killed as falling trees flattened fragile houses. In one case, an elderly man drowned when a small boat capsized, the AFP news agency reported.
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posted on Nov, 16 2007 @ 08:27 AM
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Hundreds of people have been killed and the figure is still rising,



looking at the path of the storm bangladesh has sufferd the full blunt of it as it died down before reaching india.

news.bbc.co.uk
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posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 02:05 PM
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the death Toll has increased to over 1500 people




news.bbc.co.uk...

More than 1,500 people are now known to have died after a powerful cyclone ripped through southern and central Bangladesh, officials have said.
The government announced that 1,595 bodies had been recovered so far and that the toll was expected to rise.

Rescuers are trying to reach hundreds of thousands of survivors but debris and floods are hampering their efforts.

Cyclone Sidr destroyed or damaged tens of thousands of homes, brought down power lines and wiped out vital crops.

A huge relief operation is under way but the true extent of the destruction is only now emerging, the BBC's Mark Dummett in Dhaka reports.





posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 03:37 PM
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The death toll is rising almost everyday
now its come to 2300+

Aid is flowing in from all countries with the United states sending 2million
and EU states and middle eastern countries





news.bbc.co.uk...

Authorities put the death toll from Cyclone Sidr at 2,300.

However, Bangladesh's Red Crescent society says up to 10,000 may have died and Red Cross officials say almost one million families have been affected.

Cyclone Sidr, which struck late on Thursday, brought winds of up to 240km/h (150mph) and a tidal surge of several metres.

It destroyed or damaged tens of thousands of homes, brought down power lines and wiped out vital crops.

Tens of thousands of survivors are now struggling for basic necessities like tents, rice and drinking water.




posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 03:47 PM
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This is just sad. Every year it happens, nothing changes.

What's sadder is that nobody's interested in investing in the country to develop it. Not that they have anything of real interest for major investors.

Next year it will happen again during the monsoon season. Rinse, repeat... sigh.



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 04:02 PM
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bangladesh Has Oil and Gas
but with all the Political crap and corruption that has happend has hamperd growth over the years (i have seen this first hand in bangladesh)
so invest in those areas would be a good move.

the biggest factor that stunts growth this these disasters that happens and with the small econemy these disasters just stop or take them back a step.


when we had floods in england our econemy was able to cushen effect
but countries like bangladesh cant.



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by bodrul
bangladesh Has Oil and Gas


Really? I never knew that. I always though they were just unlucky enough to not have that but just plenty of cyclone landfalls instead.

Do you have info on where the oil/gas is? Is it inland or offshore? The diplomat's daughter failed to mention this to me...



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 04:27 PM
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Bangladesh has a large reserve of natural gases
which it is slowly exploiting

it also has oil but i can find the site
which has all the countries and their oil reserves


here is one about the natura gases
www.asiatradehub.com...



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 04:37 PM
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Interesting. Says in the link the oil and gas reserves are mostly in the north-east region of country. That would mean it's inland and therefore not so susceptible to the yearly cyclonic whacking it gets.

Maybe the large population is also a problem? Country isn't developed enough to support that many people what with the corrupt government you mentioned?



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 04:41 PM
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Yeap over the last few decades corruption has meant none of those have been exploited properly,


there has a been a corruption crackdown since both parties were removed since they used their positions just to get wealthy


also some are offshore (think chitagong)



posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 10:01 PM
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I see some numbers now in Norwegian media. 3,100 are confirmed dead, and more than 1,000 still missing. Some sources says between 5,000-10,000 may have died.



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