Stories about Disaster from June, 2008
Five passengers who died in a plane crash in Indonesia were former colleagues of blogger Brian Lim.
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.
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 on himself, apparently committing suicide. The victim, whose name has not been revealed at his family's request, was in his...
YakimaGulagLiteraryGazett reports on the two Bosnia-related tragic accidents that have occurred recently.
Pinoys got talent uploads the list of passengers who are either missing or dead after a ship owned by Sulpicio Lines capsized last weekend.
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 yweekend's chronicle of the debate.
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 uploaded by Ang Umalohokan.
Ang Umalohokan lists the worst maritime disasters in the Philippines.
Hanna uploads some images taken in the Irrawaddy Delta six weeks after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar.
A strong typhoon hit the Philippines this weekend. Weather reports are not updated, according to the Dusk Chronicles.
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].
Deng Fei traces the background of the fragile school buildings in the earthquake zone to the local implementation of 9 years universal education [zh].
Tianya forum has some photos on the recent flood in Guangzhou city.
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 dead, about a dozen are missing, and more than 200 people have been injured.
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 that effect which has been making its way across various networks since the Sichuan earthquake looks accurate enough given the...
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 reporters’ story behind the news.
“Chernobyl 2006: 20 Years On” – over 60 photos from a trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, by Phil Coomes (Flickr user blinkofaneye).
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 just after the killing shot live footage of victims of the knife attacks, images that were was streamed onto the Internet and attracted as many as 3000 viewers before going down. While many have criticized the decision to stream the images live from the scene, others have described what happened as inevitable.
The Irrawaddy reports that foreign doctors are now leaving the cyclone refugee camps of Myanmar
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.
ko-htike uploads an article which reported that Myanmar survivors were arrested after making complaints about the conditions in refugee camps