Sunday, May 18, 2008

Cyclone island of death

May 17 - More than half the population and all but three houses destroyed by cyclone on Burmese island village.

The Burmese island of Higyi, has lost at least 1,600 of its 3,000 inhabitants killed to Cyclone Nargis, according to local rescuers. The national toll of dead and missing has soared above 133,000 people, making it one of the most devastating ever to hit Asia.

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