Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Philippines typhoon disaster: update

My friend Salvador Cariaga sent the following text message from the disaster site on the Philippine island of Luzon, near the Mayon Volcano:
Toured around the volcano. Devastation and damage everywhere. Most houses, crops and schools destroyed. Stench of death still lingering. Images of despair all over. Lava flow, typhoon, mudslides, floodin; another typhoon would bring more mudslides and flooding. Too much for people to bear. Food shortage and widespread disease feared.

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