Cyclone Nargis Aftermath
On May 2nd 2008 Cyclone Nargis slammed into the low-lying and heavily populated Burmese Irrawaddy Delta with winds of more than 200 km/h. The storm pushed a deadly wall of water up to 35 km inland sweeping whole villages away and killing people and livestock in its way.
Nargis claimed close to 140.000 lives and 2.4. million people were directly affected by the disaster – making the cyclone the World’s biggest natural disaster since the Asian tsunami and adding to the strain the people of the militarily run country lives under. The paranoid junta once again showed its negligence and ruthlessness towards its people when it for weeks refused to accept foreign relief aid.
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