Daily Archives: May 9, 2008

Can you imagine 500,000 people?

Fill 6 stadiums about the size of Dolphin stadium (roughly 85.5 thousand capacity), think about all those people. Now, imagine that about one of those six stadiums full of people is wiped off the face of the earth in a flash killing over 80,000 people. Now imagine the other 5 stadiums full of people, they are locked in with no way to get out, and armed government troops blocking the entrances to keep people from getting in to help them. They have no food, no water, no medical attention, and nearly all have been infected with various diseases from the lack of sanitation. It’s a horrible thought.

About 230,000 people died in the South East Asian tsunami of 2004. That was mind-numbing just to consider. The cyclone that struck Burma’s Irrawaddy Delta region could double the death toll from the Tsunami of 04. In Labutta, a town of about 80,000 people, there are only about 200 known survivors. The town was washed away by the 12 foot storm surge from the cyclone. The area where the town once was is still under water. One source even states that as of this moment, 200,000 people are already dead or dying.

The most sickening thing is that there are thousands of people trying to help, and nations like Great Britain trying to give aid (about 5 million British pounds worth), yet the Burmese government is blocking it.

To read more on this unbelievable story, click here.


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