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· February, 2008

Stories about Disaster from February, 2008

26 February 2008

Myanmar: Mandalay YadanarPon Market Fire

Myanmar bloggers are posting photos and reports of fire outbreaks in two major cities, Yangon and Mandalay. Nearly 3000 people have become homeless due to fire at Hlaingthayar, Yangon and...

Russia: 1977 Fire at Hotel Rossiya

21 February 2008

Ecuador: Government Declares Emergency Due to Flooding

Many parts of Ecuador are suffering from heavy flooding, which led the government to declare a national emergency. Some bloggers write about what this will mean for those affected and...

20 February 2008

Madagascar: After the storm Ivan, the aftermath

Tropical Cyclone Ivan has now left Madagascar leaving behind several regions in shambles and thousands of people without homes. The official account by the authorities reports 2 deaths and 15,000...

South Korea: Dark Tourism

18 February 2008

Madagascar: Cyclone Ivan Wrecking Havoc.

Tropical Cyclone Ivan has landfalled in the Northeastern region of Madagascar on February, 17th and it is now categorized as a category 4 Hurricane. (via meteo france) Even though Madagascar...

Guyana: Massacre in Bartica

Kyrgyztsan: Kyrgyz Authorities Cut Off Tajikistan

17 February 2008

Korea: Burning of Namdaemun

Namdaemun, the Great South Gate (called Namdaemun or Sungnyemun), which was established in the 14th century, was ravaged by a fire that broke out on the 10th of February. It...

16 February 2008

China: Darfur, a reason to say No?

Is the Darfur issue a reason to say No to the 2008 Beijing Olympics? Spielberg nodded recently, while Mr. Bush shrugged, and Beijing frowned. But how about the common people...