Tuesday, 28 December 2004

Tsunami death toll rises to 40,000!!!

Taken off the latest news on local online paper - The Star:

Regional tsunami, quake death toll rises to 40,000

About 40,000 people are reported dead around southern Asia and as far away as Somalia on Africa's eastern coast, most killed by massive tidal waves that smashed coastlines after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off Indonesia's coast on Sunday, followed by aftershocks in the region.

Death tolls by country:

Sri Lanka: 18,706.
Indonesia: About 15,000.
India: 4,371.
Thailand: 1,516.
Malaysia: 65.
Myanmar: 90.
Maldives: 52.
Somalia: Hundreds.
Tanzania: 10
Seychelles: 3.
Bangladesh: 2.


Situation doesn't seems to look any better with many more missing and unaccountable. And now what more with the survivors are at risk of food and water-borne diseases like cholera and typhoid; lack of clean water and medicines.

Mack of Brand New Malaysian is coordinating a donation drive with the assistance of Jeff Ooi and his USJ community. Dear readers, do your bit for the victims, what ever the amount, every cents count!!!

Hmmmm... I think I should start off collecting from my colleagues :) Don't run away ok when you see me tomorrow!!! Thank you.

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