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· March, 2009

Stories about Disaster from March, 2009

Mongolia: Life on the fringes

Bilguun writes about the serious problem of waste and rubbish near Ulaan-Batar, the capital city of Mongolia. Some photos from the rubbish dump are attached.

Pakistan: Stand Against Terrorism & Extremism

Hasan Mubarak at Lahore Metblog mentioned that Lahore keeps its resolve after the attacks on a police training school in the city: “We should not and will not tolerate ideologies...

Pakistan: Lahore Police Academy Attack

Today morning Pakistanis were shocked by the news of the attack on Manawan police training school in Lahore. Some 10-12 masked gunmen dressed as Policemen attacked from four sides when...

Bangladesh: Golf Ball Size Hail

Back To Bangladesh reports that golf ball size hails fell from Dhaka sky and injured people. Meandering Memos posts pictures and video of the falling hail.

Indonesia: “Mini-Tsunami” hits village as dam collapses

Last Friday the Situ Gintung dike collapsed in Indonesia which killed almost a hundred people and injured 190 others. At least 300 houses were destroyed and 1,600 residents were displaced....

Albania: Snow

A Nevada Yankee in King Zog's Court writes about Albania's high mountain villages isolated by snow.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photos

Photos from a 2008 trip to Chernobyl – at GRcade.

Pakistan: Suicide Bombing at Mosque While People Praying

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan is reporting that ” 48 people were killed (today) when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque near the town of Jamrud in...

Tunisia: Outcry over Italian Court's Verdict on Tunisian Pilots

Two Tunisian pilots of Tuninter Flight 1153, which crash landed in the sea off Sicily in 2005 killing 16 people, were sentenced to 10 years in prison by an Italian...

Indonesia: Deadly dam burst

A dam burst outside of Jakarta Friday dawn which killed more than 50 people. Twitter user Indrika Kurnia writes: praying for my friend's father who was carried away by the...

Palestine: Testimonies Regarding Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

Bloggers in Gaza have not been surprised by the testimonies of Israeli soldiers documenting war crimes they committed or witnessed during the recent attacks on Gaza - or by any...

China: Names to be remembered

The death toll and identity details of school children victims in the May 12 Wenchuan earthquake last year has been sealed in a black box by Chinese government officials, like...

Palestine: The Importance of Plastic

In Gaza, Eva Bartlett describes how plastic sheeting is playing an important role: “The siege is still on and cement is still unavailable. Major reconstructions and repairs won’t happen for...

Bangladesh: 1971 Genocide video

Mash at Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying posts a rare video footage of the massacre by Pakistan army in a village near Dhaka, Bangladesh in late November of...

Tajikistan: A Slow Collapse or Not.

Joshua Foust writes about Tajikistan’s social and economic problems, which have worsened dramatically against the bachground of the global economic crisis.

Bangladesh: Lacking In Disaster Management

An Ordinary Citizen opines that the fire in Bashundhara City Shopping Complex exposes the inadequacy of disaster management system in Bangladesh.

Pakistan: Suicidal Attack in Rawalpindi

While Pakistanis were celebrating today's victory for Long March the country faced yet another suicide attack in Rawalpindi. “As many as 12 people, mostly poor people taking the local transport...

Bangladesh: Fire At Bashundhara City Shopping Mall

E-Bangladesh is posting roundups of eye-witness reports and photos from bloggers and updated twitter messages describing the fire at Bashundhara City, the largest shopping mall in South Asia situated in...

Honduras: Memories of the Green Gold Capital

Janpedrano takes readers on a tour of the town of La Lima, located in the southern part of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The childhood memories of frequent trips to this...

Egypt: Disaster Ferry Owner Finally Guilty!

The life of each one of the 1,000 plus Egyptians killed when the Salam 89 ferry sank in 2006 is worth about 11 hours in prison for ferry owner, former...

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