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· July, 2011

Stories about Disaster from July, 2011

31 July 2011

Poland: Smolensk Report Blames Both Polish and Russian Sides

On July 29, Poland presented its final report on the 2010 Smolensk plane crash, in which 96 people died, including the then president of Poland Lech Kaczynski. While putting the...

28 July 2011

Haiti: Martelly's Promises

South Korea: 41 Dead in Torrential Flooding and Landslides

Torrential rain has battered South Korea for several consecutive days, causing landslides, flooding and power cuts. At least 41 people have been killed and 12 people are still missing. Throughout...

Russia: Summer Brings Death

14 July 2011

Guatemala: Neighbors Affected by Giant Sinkhole Still Unable to Return Home

Japan: Indie Music Rocks the Nukes

With a spreading nuclear crisis and related issues such as radiation fears, new energy policies on the horizon and an uncertain future for the operating reactors, Japanese netizens have started...

13 July 2011

India: Mumbai Relives A Day Of Terror

Today in the evening three coordinated bombs exploded in crowded commercial areas of Mumbai. Netizens were quick to embrace social media to spread news and communicate ways to help. This...

12 July 2011

Russia: Cruiser Catastrophe Causes Questions

RuNet Echo

As casualty numbers rise from Sundays' ferry catastrophe on the river Volga, Russians have come to the bitter realization of yet another tragedy, with a death-toll of well over a...

10 July 2011

Japan: A Fukushima Poet Tweets His Verses

Since the March 11 Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster, Ryoichi Wago, a poet from Fukushima city, has been experimenting with a new form of poetry. He expresses his feelings about...