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· June, 2008

Stories about Disaster from June, 2008

Indonesia: Plane crash

Five passengers who died in a plane crash in Indonesia were former colleagues of blogger Brian Lim.

Philippines: Callous leadership?

Neo Filipino criticizes politicians, including the Philippine president, who visited the US despite the typhoon devastation and ferry tragedy which hit the country last week.

Israel: Sarkozy Security Scare at Airport

As French President Nicholas Sarkozy departed Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport, shots rang out. A quick assessment revealed that one of the Israeli members of Sarkozy's security detail had turned his weapon...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: EUFOR Helicopter Crashes; Bosnian in Afghanistan Killed

YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett reports on the two Bosnia-related tragic accidents that have occurred recently.

Philippines ferry disaster: List of passengers

Pinoys got talent uploads the list of passengers who are either missing or dead after a ship owned by Sulpicio Lines capsized last weekend.

China: Earthquake Runaway Teacher

Fan Meizhong a teacher who dashed out of the classroom when the earthquake hit and left his students behind has become the most controversal figure in China. ESWN has translated...

Philippines: Ferry disaster

More than 700 are dead or missing after a ship capsized in central Philippines. Talim ng Araw blames the ship owners and coastal guards. Some pictures of the tragedy were...

Philippines: Maritime disaster

Ang Umalohokan lists the worst maritime disasters in the Philippines.

Myanmar: More cyclone disaster pictures

Hanna uploads some images taken in the Irrawaddy Delta six weeks after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar.

Philippines: Unreliable typhoon report

A strong typhoon hit the Philippines this weekend. Weather reports are not updated, according to the Dusk Chronicles.

China: Right to Entertainment

Ran Yun-fei from my1510 points out that earthquake victims need entertainment to restore their lives, others shouldn't be too harsh to judge them [zh].

China: Universal Education and Fragile School Buildings

Deng Fei traces the background of the fragile school buildings in the earthquake zone to the local implementation of 9 years universal education [zh].

China: Flood in Guangzhou City

Tianya forum has some photos on the recent flood in Guangzhou city.

Japan: Iwate-Miyagi Inland Earthquake

On June 14, an inland earthquake reaching M7.2 on the Richter scale struck the Tohoku region of Japan. In Iwate and Miyagi, the hardest hit prefectures, 10 have been confirmed...

China: Curse of the Olympic mascots?

In case you ever wondered if those Olympic Fuwas weren't just a little too cute to be true, apparently you aren't the only one. For China, the superstitious formula to...

Hong Kong: Earthquake Photos Behind the News Story

Florence blogs about an exhibition on “Sichuan earthquake photos: behind the news story“. The exhibition displays photos and videos taken from the Sichuan earthquake area to share the front line...

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photos

“Chernobyl 2006: 20 Years On” – over 60 photos from a trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, by Phil Coomes (Flickr user blinkofaneye).

Japan: Reflections on the Akiba Massacre (Part 2)

The massacre on June 8th in Tokyo's Akihabara district sparked heated debates in Japanese blogs about the limits of citizen media. Two Ustream users who were on at the scene...

Myanmar: Foreign doctors are now leaving

The Irrawaddy reports that foreign doctors are now leaving the cyclone refugee camps of Myanmar

Myanmar: Kyan Hmaw village

Before Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last month, the village of Kyan Hmaw was inhabited by 1,316 people. Now, according to Ashin Mettacara, only 332 people are living in the community.

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