October 20, 2005

WHAT HURRICANE?:

Earthquake death toll 79,000 and still rising (Times of London, 10/20/05)

A casualty survey in the North West Frontier, one of the two hardest-hit areas of Pakistan, showed that 37,958 people had died there, raising the overall death toll in South Asia’s 7.6-magnitude earthquake to more than 79,000, one of the highest for a century.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 20, 2005 8:06 AM
Comments

The earthquake in China in July 1976 had a tremendous effect on moving the nation away from the fantasies of Mao towards the reality of Deng. Probably 275,000 people were killed.

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 20, 2005 10:06 AM

Next time you're stuck listening to your liberal friends rant about Bush & Katrina, ask them what the deadliest Atlantic hurricane of this year was. Bet they don't know the right answer...

Posted by: b at October 20, 2005 11:38 AM
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