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· October, 2008

Stories about Disaster from October, 2008

Pakistan: Baluchistan Quake

On Wednesday morning an earthquake shook the eastern section of Pakistan tipping the Richter Scale at a massive 6.5. The most devastated region was Ziarat, a remote location in Baluchistan....

India: Assam blasts

India's troubled north-eastern Assam state was rocked by a series of coordinated blasts today. Praful reports that 60 people were killed and more than 200 injured. “Although ULFA’s involvement in...

Pakistan: Help the earthquake victims

Five Rupees posts some links to charities that are involved in delivering aid and humanitarian relief to the victims of the earthquake in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. Please help...

Pakistan: A 6.4 magnitude quake hits Balochistan

Let Us Build Pakistan reports that a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled the Balochistan province in southwestern Pakistan today. More than 100 people have been killed and scores of people are...

Rats invade Myanmar fields

Adding to the woes of Myanmar farmers are rats which are invading fields in West Myanmar

Guatemala: Heavy Rains and Flooding Affecting the Poorest Communities

The past month has been very difficult for many Guatemalans because of heavy rains caused by tropical storms. Floods and storms affect many communities, but the impact is higher in...

Morocco: Tangier Experiences Massive Flooding

For the past few years, Morocco has been experiencing a significant drought. Unfortunately, recent rain storms have brought little relief, as Northern Morocco experiences massive flooding, claiming the lives of...

Ukraine: Accident Training in Chernobyl; Virtual Pripyat

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about a recent radiological accident training at Chernobyl Power Plant, and shares a link to the English-language section of Virtual Pripyat, “a new project associated...

Yemen: 40 People Killed in Torrential Rain Storm

More than 40 people have been killed and about 30 are missing in Yemen after torrential rain hit Hadhramout. Writing at Moments In Words From Hadhramout, Omar Barsawad brings us...

Belize: More Floods

Belizean reports that the country is still suffering from the effects of widespread flooding.

Myanmar: Crop failure in cyclone-hit areas

Rule of Lords warns of food shortage in Myanmar, especially in the cyclone-hit areas. Crop failures were reported in fields inundated with salt water.

Myanmar: Bomb blasts in North Yangon

Two bomb blasts rocked North Yangon, Myanmar over the weekend. The Sunday blast claimed the life of a man who made a home-made bomb.

Parts of Vietnam still flooded

Heavy rains during the past few days brought flooding in central Vietnam. Check out these pictures.

Algeria: Student Kills Teacher

“Staff and students at a university in northwest Algeria suspended classes on Sunday to protest the murder of a lecturer who was stabbed to death by one of his pupils,”...

Belize: Major Flooding

“Massive flooding in the western and central areas of Belize has cut off many villages and towns from the rest of the country, led to emergency evacuations, loss of crops...

Kyrgyzstan: Earthquake

Patrick Frost reports on a large earthquake struck Kyrgyzstan’s Osh region today and the death toll is currently around 70 and may increase.

Syria: Deadly crash

Sasa, from thesyriannewswire, reports on a deadly crash in Damascus.

Mozambique: Casualties over gas leak in Estarreja

Paulo Granjo [pt] blogs about a piece of news that local newspapers in Mozambique didn't pay much attention to: an accidental leak of aniline gas in a Mozambican chemical plant...

Maldives: Impacts of global financial crisis

Dhicritic discusses the implications of the global financial crisis in Maldives.

Bahamas: Welfare of the Economy

In an effort to help Bahamians who are beginning to feel the effects of the global financial crisis, the government has introduced several programmes to help relieve the pinch –...

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