Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Earthquakes Shake Sumatra, Killing at Least 70

Earthquakes Shake Sumatra, Killing at Least 70By PETER GELLING Published: March 7, 2007 JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 6 — "Two powerful inland earthquakes rattled the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Tuesday, leveling hundreds of buildings and killing at least 70 people, according to government officials in Jakarta."

Indonesian airliner bursts into flames on landing POSTED: 0252 GMT (1052 HKT), March 6, 2007 JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) - "A commercial airliner arriving from Jakarta burst into flames Wednesday upon landing at Yogyakarta airport in central Java, an official there told CNN.
The Garuda Airlines Boeing 737-400 appeared to overshoot the runway before flames shot out, and witnesses reported hearing an explosion, according to media reports."

And you know they haven't even put a dent in the recovery from the tsunami. Right now that part of the world makes the aftermath of Katrina look like a slightly messy kitchen. Even with all the problems surrounding the recovery effort (FEMA? Are you listening?) the Katrina victims are better off, by orders of magnitude, over the people in Southeast Asia.

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