As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

60,000 Dead

My word.

BANGKOK, May 6 -- The number of dead and missing in the Burma cyclone soared past 60,000 Tuesday amid signs the toll will rise even higher, as much of the disaster zone remained flooded by seawater, threatened by disease and out of reach of an international relief operation that is taking shape.

What I heard today is that Burma is 190th among 191 countries in incidents of water-borne disease. So now there's flooding all over the country, with 60,000 dead bodies in the water, maybe more? This is approaching a nightmare, and I have no confidence that the paranoiac military junta will be able to manage this situation, and certainly they won't allow anyone else to do so.

Just horrific.

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