Stories about Disaster from April, 2006
Ghana: Ferry boat accident
My Heart is in Accra reports and comments on the ferry accident on Lake Volta in Northern Ghana in which a boat built to carry 70 passengers had at least 150 on board. So far only 3 bodies have been recovered.
The Week That Was in Bahrain
Bahrain made the headlines worldwide this week after 58 party-goers were killed when a traditional dhow sank, off the Kingdom last Thursday (March 31). Bloggers were quick to react to the incident, within hours of the tragedy, and continued to update their blogs with developments. Strav covered the incident in...
Ukraine: Office Fire
Petro of Petro's Jotter recounts an early morning fire in his office building.
Caribbean: Cruise ship cuts
One cruise line is planning to remove half its vessels from the Caribbean on account of high costs associated with hurricanes, says Mad Bull: “We are going to have to try to diversify into other areas, though I don’t know yet what they are. Our islands have a big challenge...
Caribbean: Animal welfare
At the Caribbean Beat Weblog, Sabrina searches on the internet for help with a sick stray dog and finds Caribbean Animal Welfare, a web site offering information and resources for Caribbean organisations, including reports on the plight of animals after hurricanes.
Hungary: “Real Community Politics”
As the Danube water continues to rise, Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar thinks various Hungarian parties’ activists have a chance to get involved in “real community politics” on the eve of the election.
Caribbean: Hurricane forecast
Linda Thompkins reports on a recent meeting held to discuss the 2006 hurricane season and its implications for the Caribbean. The hurricane season begins officially on June 1.
Estonia: 1994 Ferry Disaster Controversy Continues
Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes about the controversy surrounding the 1994 Estonian ferry disaster and likens it to JFK assassination.
Hungary: Budapest Prepares For Flood
Timbo of The Hungary Years posts pictures of how Budapest is preparing for the flood. Pestiside.hu writes about disaster tourism and media attention: “The English-speaker of unidentified origin […] speculated that the Danube would have to rise another meter for the story to be big enough for the BBC.”
Afghan reality says according to a Unicef report, Afghanistan remains a country where 600 children under the age of five die every day, mostly from preventable causes.
“Not much gets prepared in our kitchen without a bit of nutmeg being added,” writes Francine over at The Pan Collective in a post which celebrates the versatility of Grenada's signature crop while lamenting its devastation by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
The Week That Was in Bahrain
Bad news travels fast , faster than tragedies and their full scope unfold. A tragic incident in Bahrain brings bloggers together to express their condolences to those who have left their dear and near ones. May their souls rest in peace.