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2011 Disaster Calendar – February

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FIRE-EARTH Forecast: 2011 SIX TIMES MORE DISASTROUS THAN 2010

Nearly all of the anthropogenic and human-enhanced disasters that will occur on the planet in the 2011-2012 period would have been preventable.

Humans continued to devour energy at a rate of 17.3terrawatt in 2011, when maximum ‘safe’ limit was less than 1.9terrawatt.

2011 Disaster Calendar

February 2011

  • Day 397 [February 1, 2011]

    • Oklahoma, USA.A state of emergency has been declared in Oklahoma’s 77 counties as a massive snowstorm moves from the Southwest to the Northeast.
    • Tunisia. Death toll in the Tunisian “revolution” has climbed to at least 219, a UN team has said.
  • Day 399 [February 3, 2011]

    • USA. The mega snowstorm, which stretched about 2,100 miles and left parts of the Midwest under 2 feet of snow, has killed at least 12 people, authorities said.
    • Oklahoma, USA. President B.O. has declared Oklahoma a disaster area in response to the deadly snow storm.
    • Illinois, USA. Several counties in the state of Illinois have been declared as disaster areas.
    • Bangladesh. “The number of people who have died from a mysterious disease this week in Bangladesh’s Lalmonirhat district, some 343 km northwest of capital Dhaka, has reached 10, an official said Thursday.” Said a report.
  • Day 400 [February 4, 2011]

    • Egypt. At least a dozen people have been killed and about a 1,500 others injured as Egyptian police in civilian clothes and hired thugs continue to target the anti-government demonstrators, reports say. According to informed sources, members of the Saudi royal family are bankrolling the violent pro-regime  gangs.
    • China. A severe drought which has now lasted for four-month has affected Chinese provinces of Hebei, Shanxi, Jangsu, Anhui, Shandong, Henan, Shaanxi and Gansu, destroying/damaging more than 35 percent of wheat crops, covering an area of about 6.4 million hectares, almost 22 percent of total farmland in the region, a report cited an official statement. “The wheat growing area in the eight provinces accounted for more than 80 percent of the country’s total, said the statement.“
    • Malaysia. Death toll from flooding in Malaysia has risen to four, with more than 40,000 residents fleeing their homes  as the water level continues to rise, a report said. “Several districts in the East Malaysian state of Sabah, as well as the states of Johore, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang, have been flooded following the continuous rain brought by the northeastern monsoon winds.”
    • Turkey. The death toll from two explosions in an industrial zone in Ankara, that were triggered by a gas leak, rose overnight to 17, with one person still unaccounted for, authorities in the Turkish capital said Friday.
  • Day 401 [February 5, 2011]

    • Mexico. Freezing weather, snow and Ice have paralyzed northern Mexico, leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity or water as the temperatures dip to as low as -18ºC (0ºF), the lowest in living memory.The cold snap has left up to a dozen people dead, reports say.
    • New Mexico, USA. Gov. Susana Martinez has declared a state of emergency ordering all schools and non-essential state government offices to shut on Friday to conserve energy, as cold weather and natural gas outages plague New Mexico.
  • Day 402 [February 6, 2011]

    • Perth, W. Australia. Wildfires have destroyed at least a dozen homes near Perth in western Australia, report say.
    • Queensland, Australia. Up to 10,000 people remain in evacuation centers in the state of Queensland, while thousands of others who have returned to their battered homes are without power or water supplies, reports say.
    • Melbourne, Australia. In the Melbourne suburb of Elwood in Victoria floodwaters have inundated many houses and washed cars off roads, AP reported. Melbourne received more than 50 percent of its average annual rainfall in less than 24 hours.
    • Philippines. “The death toll from a low pressure area that caused heavy rains and massive flooding in parts of Visayas and Mindanao has climbed to 17, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said today.”
    • Sri-Lanka. New round of flooding in Sri-Lanka has claimed at least 13 lives, and displaced up to a million people. Heavy rains, which started on February 1, inundated  north-eastern and north-central Sri Lanka destroying or damaging about 50,000 homes, authorities said.
  • Day 403 [February 7, 2011] 

    • Perth, Australia. At least 64 homes have been destroyed and 32 more are damaged as massive twin wildfires leave trails of destruction in the SE and NE Perth suburbs of Roleystone and Red Hill.  West Australian Premier has declared the areas of Roleystone, Kelmscott and Red Hill natural disaster areas. 
    • Iowa, USA. “Gov. Terry Branstad on Saturday added Johnson County to a growing list of counties to receive disaster proclamations from the state following Tuesday’s blizzard.” Said a report.
    • Montana, USA. USDA has designated Fergus County as a primary disaster area and Blaine, Chouteau, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Petroleum Phillips and Wheatland counties as contiguous disaster areas due to the excessive rainfall between Aug. 1 and Oct. 15, 2010, a report said.
    • Queensland, Australia. About 75 percent of the state of Queensland has been declared a disaster area “after Cyclone Yasi compounded the damage left by recent widespread flooding,” a report said.
    • Philippines.  Death toll from floods and landslides in the Filipino states of Visayas and Mindanao has climbed to at at least 21, with 66 more injured and one reported as missing, a report said.
  • Day 404 [February 8, 2011]

    • Sri-Lanka. “Around 1.2 million people are being affected by the deluge in 17 districts of the country. The Disaster Management Centre informs in the Trincomalee district alone around 400 thousand people are affected. They have been housed in 693 relief centres. 14 deaths have been reported so far.” Said a report.
    • S. Korea. South Korean government has confirmed an additional case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in its largest port city of Busan, reports say.
    • Upper Nile state, Sudan. At least 50 people have been killed in fighting in south Sudan’s Upper Nile state, officials said.
  • Day 405 [February 9, 2011]

    • China. MEGA DISASTER unfolding in China. Up to 13 million acres of China’s 35 million acres of wheat fields have been affected by the drought. Some 2.6 million people and 2.8 million head of livestock face severe shortages of drinking water, FAO reported.
    • Egypt. “Human Rights Watch has collected figures from doctors in eight hospitals giving a total of at least 302 killed in the unrest in Egypt since January 28, 2011. The breakdown of these figures is: 232 in Cairo, 52 in Alexandria, and 18 in Suez. These figures are based on unofficial information obtained from doctors by Human Rights Watch at two hospitals in Cairo, two in Alexandria, and one in Suez and by the International Federation for Human Rights, which visited a further three hospitals in Cairo.” Source
    • Illinois, USA. Gov Quinn has declared the entire state of Illinois a disaster area following last week’s record-setting blizzard.
  • Day 406 [February 10, 2011]

    • Iraq. At least 11 people were killed and 104 others injured in three car bombings in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, according to reports.
    • Iowa, USA. At least nine counties in the state of Iowa have been declared disaster areas in the wake of last week’s snowstorms.
    • S. Korea. South Korean dairy farmers are disposing of 200 tons of milk each day as the country continues to combat its worst outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in 50 years, an official was reported as saying.  S. Korea is running out of space to bury the 3.2 million livestock culled so far this year. “Livestock has been buried at more than 4,000 sites in the densely populated nation.” A report said.
    • N. Korea. “North Korea has reported an outbreak of the livestock foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease on its soil to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Radio Free Asia said in a report on Thursday.” Said a report.
    • Sri Lanka. At least 35 percent of staple rice crop in Sri Lanka has been destroyed after two recent rounds of flooding, the Agriculture Ministry has said.
  • Day 407 [February 11, 2011]

    • Queensland, Australia. “Authorities are warning of a dengue fever outbreak in cyclone-devastated north Queensland as an influx of volunteers and workers arrive to help communities recover,” a report said.
    • Malaysia. More than 9,000 Malaysians are still in shelters a week after ten districts in southern Malaysia were deluged by Johor floods, which killed at least 5  and displaced 24,000 people.
    • Peru.  “Health authorities have declared a red alert in Peru’s northern Amazon jungle region following the outbreak of an “very aggressive” dengue strain that has killed 14 people and sickened thousands.” Said a report.  “Some 13,000 people have been infected and at least 1,600 people have been hospitalized for treatment, a health official in Loreto, in northeastern Peru, told AFP.”
    • Ghana.  An outbreak of cholera in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, has sickened more than 200, leaving 4 people dead, the Daily Graphic reported.
  • Day 408 [February 12, 2011] 

    • Mexico. Frost has destroyed about 600,000 hectares (1.5m acres) of maize in Sinaloa, Mexico, the authorities said. The loss amounts to about 4 million tons of corn, Mexico’s main staple crop, or 16% of the annual harvest.
    • Southern Africa. “Above average rainfall across many parts of Southern Africa is prompting concern ‘about the food security of the affected population in the poorer parts of the sub-region over the coming months,’ the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a new report.”
      • “With the rainy season still only halfway through, and with the cyclone season [in the Indian Ocean] due to peak in February, several agricultural areas along the rivers in southern African countries remain at high risk of flooding, including portions of Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa,” said the report.
      • “The worst affected countries so far are Mozambique, Lesotho and Namibia’s most northerly province, Caprivi, which has a very poor and vulnerable population. “
    • Lesotho. “As a result of recent heavy rains and subsequent flooding, 26 people have died, over 5,000 people have been displaced and 672 houses have been destroyed. Floods have also resulted in wider disruption in the national economy and livelihoods of the Basotho people, including an increase in the number of animal diseases. At least 4,708 animals have been reported dead.” Source.
    • Madagascar. Heavy rains have claimed 15 lives in Madagascar, and an “estimated 1,625 houses have been damaged, with 105 houses completely destroyed, and around 2,000 people displaced,” OCHA said.
      • Meanwhile, cyclone BINGIZA continues moving west, heading toward the Indian Ocean island.
    • Côte d’Ivoire. About 100,000 people have been displaced in Côte d’Ivoire since the crisis began in the W. African country. IOM reported. At least 34,500 other Ivorian refugees currently shelter in camps in Liberia.
    • Thailand. Media reports in India say that “a group of 91 Rohingya had been found in the Indian administered Nicobar islands – about 640km west of Myanmar’s Tenasserim coast – on 6 February.  The refugees reportedly told police they had been set adrift without adequate food and water, in a boat without an engine, by the Thai navy; a charge the Thai authorities have rejected.” U.N. OCHA said.
  • Day 409 [February 13, 2011]

    • Jonglei, Sudan. Death toll in the deadly clashes between the South Sudan army and armed gangs “loyal to General George Athor” has reached at least 105, a report said.
    • Iraq. “The toll from a suicide bombing that targeted Shi’ite pilgrims near the city of Samarra, one of Iraq’s worst in recent weeks, rose to 48 dead and 80 wounded, police and officials said on Sunday.” A report said.
    • Nigeria. “At least eleven people are believed killed in a stampede during an election rally in the southern city of Port Harcourt, reports said on Sunday.”
    • Afghanistan. “Taliban fighters deploying car bombs and rocket-propelled grenades killed at least 17 members of the Afghan security forces and two civilians in the southern city of Kandahar on Saturday, the U.S.-led coalition said in a statement.” A report said.
    • Luxor, Egypt. “At least 13 people have been killed and 23 others injured when a 6-storey building collapsed in Luxor. ” A report said.
    • Mexico/U-S. “State Department officials say that 79 U.S. citizens were murdered in Mexico in 2009, and that at least 60 were killed last year from January to November, though an official annual figure has yet to be compiled. The numbers have been rising since 2007, when 38 U.S. citizens were murdered in Mexico, State Department records show.” A report said.
    • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. An outbreak of the superbug C. difficile has been declared at a healthcare facility, where 16 infected patients have died in a recent surge of at least 100 cases, a report said. “Last week in Scotland, a public inquiry raised questions about the number of deaths in a C. diff outbreak at Vale of Leven Hospital, where it was originally thought that 55 people had developed the infection and that 18 had died. Investigations are now under way into whether the actual figure is 40 deaths.”
  • Day 410 [February 14, 2011]

    • South Korea. The biggest snowstorm on century-old record dumps up to 110cm (43.31 inch) of snow in the eastern part of South Korea, burying entire cities. Several hundred houses have collapsed under the weight of the snow, reports say.
    • Afghanistan.  The number of UK soldiers slaughtered in Obama’s war in Afghanistan has climbed to  at least 357, reports say.
    • Russia. “The death toll from a warehouse fire in the Urals has risen to 16 as 4 four new bodies were uncovered on Saturday,” fire investigators said.
    • South Korea.  “Two additional bird flu outbreaks near Seoul, S. Korea have been reported. The new cases occurred “despite nationwide efforts to stem the spread of the disease,” a report said.
  • Day 411 [February 15, 2011]

    • Madagascar. Cyclone BINGIZA slammed into northern Madagascar as a category 3 storm. Full extent of the damage caused by the cyclone is not yet known.
      • “‘We expect this to be a Type 2 emergency, with over 100,000 people affected by wind damage and/or flooding, and over 30,000 severely affected,’ CARE International, an NGO focusing on poverty eradication, said in an emergency alert.” Said a report.
    • South Africa.More than 100 people have died in flooding, landslides and human-enhanced natural disasters in South Africa since mid-December, a report said “Most of the victims were from KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape and flooding was largely to blame for the fatalities.”.More than 14,000 households have been affected nationally.
    • Australia. “AN epidemic of mental illness is developing among children incarcerated in immigration detention centres around Australia, with the numbers of underage detainees at a record and conditions worsening, according to refugee activists” Said a report. “Stories of children starving themselves, slashing themselves with razors, becoming clinically depressed and fighting pitched battles armed with makeshift weapons are emerging from the detention regime, which houses more than 1000 asylum-seekers under the age of 18.” Source.
    • North Carolina, USA. “Just a week after a fast-moving bat-killing disease was discovered for the first time in Indiana, the disease has now been confirmed for the first time in North Carolina. The deadly bat illness known as white-nose syndrome, or the pathogenic fungus associated with it, has now been found on bats in 16 states and two Canadian provinces, from New Hampshire to Oklahoma. Two years ago, biologists estimated that more than 1 million bats had been killed by the disease. Mortalities have continued to mount since then.” Source.
  • Day 412 [February 16, 2011]

    • Darwin, Australia.Cyclone CARLOS has buffeted Darwin and Top End, Australia.  Darwin received a record rainfall of 366mm in 24 hours. Dozens of houses have already been inundated and many roads in and around Darwin were currently flooded and impassible.
    • Chicago, USA. Glenview Board of trustees have declared the village a disaster area following the Feb. 1 blizzard which dumped about 2 feet of snow on the Chicago area, a report said.
    • Madagascar. BINGIZA has killed about a dozen people and left up to 3,000 homeless, according to reports. “Tropical Cyclone Bingiza struck the village of Vinanivao on the northeast coast of Madagascar around dawn on Monday morning.  Authorities say there were winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour, and more than 600 homes were destroyed, leaving thousands without proper shelter.” Said a report. “Damage to the bridge and road has left the small fishing village cut off from food markets  The cyclone also damaged more than 200 other buildings and ruined about 500 hectares of rice just months away from harvest.”
  • Day 413 [February 17, 2011]

    • Japan. A new outbreak of bird flu in Japan has killed more than 160 chickens at a poultry farm in Kiho, Mie Prefecture, western Kansai region, Japan, a report said. “Officials said that genetic testing revealed that the virus found in some of the dead birds was the highly virulent H5 strain that has plagued poultry farms in southern Japan this season, making it the worst national outbreak in Japan since 2004.” The authorities will destroy a reported 67,000 chickens at the affected farms. On February 14, at least 17,000 hens were culled in Japan following the discovery of several avian flu cases.
    • Western Washington, USA. Gov. Chris Gregoire has declared Western Washington counties as disaster areas in the wake of damage caused by the Mid-January storms, a report said. “The disaster area includes parts of Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grant, Grays Harbor, King, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Wahkiakum and Whatcom counties.”
    • USA. About 7.3 million cases of breast cancer were discovered in the U-S between 1997 and 2003, according to a study. The outbreak “reflects the fact breast cancer rates are rising”,  a researcher said.
    • South Korea. New cases of foot-and-mouth disease have been confirmed in Daejeon, the country’s fifth-largest city. The new cases  concurred despite vaccinations in the region, a report said. “The number of animals culled has reached 3,333,496 [and counting.]“
  • Day 414 [February 18, 2011]

    • Bahrain, ‘Saudi Arabia.’ The oppressive and corrupt little regime of Bahrain unleashed its armed dogs on peaceful demonstrators protesting against poverty and discrimination. At least [six] people have been killed, 231 injured “and opposition leaders said dozens were detained and about [80] were missing,” a report said.
      • Riot police firing rubber bullets and tear gas stormed a square in the Bahraini capital Manama overnight as thousands of protesters slept, leaving several dead and hundreds wounded… A Sky News correspondent reported that foreign journalists were being detained at Bahrain’s main airport and their equipment confiscated.  Earlier an ABC News reporter Miguel Marquez was attacked in Manama, becoming the latest of several Western journalists to be assaulted while covering protests in the Middle East.”
    • Libya. Security forces in Libya have killed at least 24 people in peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations, Human Rights Watch have said. “A local medical official in Benghazi meanwhile reported that seven protesters were killed during protests in the country’s second city. Geneva-based Human Rights Solidarity, citing witnesses, said snipers in the city of Al-Baida east of Benghazi had shot 13 protesters dead.”
    • Egypt. “At least 365 people died in the 18 days of anti-government protests that pushed out longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, the Health Ministry said Wednesday in the first official accounting of the death toll.” AP reported.
    • Juba, Sudan. “Attacks by a renegade militia in south Sudan’s Jonglei oil state killed at least 211 people, a minister for the region has said, doubling earlier estimates of the death count.” Source
    • Somalia.  Drought is threatening about 2.4 million people in Somalia, a UN official has said.
      • “Somalia… is on the brink of a much larger disaster due to the threat of a country-wide drought,” said UN under secretary general for humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos.
      • “Malnutrition has increased in the last six months in Southern Somalia and 2.4 million, 32 percent of the population, remain in crisis,” she said.
  • Day 415 [February 19, 2011]

    • Libya. Special Forces reportedly attacked protesters in  Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city,  early this morning, “attacking hundreds of people including lawyers and judges camped in front the courthouse.” Security forces have now killed at least 84 people in the last three days, Human Rights Watch said.
    • Bahrain. The criminal PM of Bahrain has declared a state of emergency in the tiny Saudi Arabian protectorate. Security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters, injuring many.
    • NY, USA. President B.O. has declared New York State a “disaster area” following the damage caused by the blizzard of December 26-27, 2010, reports say.
    • United Nations. The US has vetoed a resolution at the UN Security Council that condemned Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories as an obstacle to peace, reports say.
  • Day 416 [February 20, 2011]

    • Libya. At least 173 demonstrators have been killed in Libya and up to 1,500 injured since Wednesday, Human Rights Watch and other sources say.
    • Afghanistan. A suicide bomber has killed at least 38 people in a bank in Nangarhar’s provincial capital Jalalabad, and injured more than 70 others, a government official has said.
    • PNG. Death toll in the latest cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea has reached about 500, reports say.
    • Peru and Bolivia. The two neighboring countries of Peru and Bolivia have experienced a significant rise in dengue infections, IFRC said. “The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reports that by the sixth epidemiological week there were 22,556 dengue cases, 469 severe cases of dengue and 24 deaths in the Andean region. In addition, the presence of the La Niña weather phenomenon represents an increase of risk, with its periods of intense rains and the continuation of the macro-factors which exacerbate dengue in Region.”
  • Day 417 [February 21, 2011]

    • Afghanistan. Flash floods, mudslides and snow storm have killed/injured at least 100 people, and damaged/destroyed about  3,000 houses in in Parwan, Herat, Wardak and Daykundi provinces since the beginning of the month, the Afghanistan National Disasters Management Authority (ANDMA) has said.
    • United Kingdom. The mortality rates from liver disease in the UK  increased from 4.9 to 11.4-per100,000 between 1986 and 2008, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal.
    • Poland. Freezing weather has killed at least 179 Poles since the beginning of winter (134 died in December, 22 in January and   23 in February, a report said.
  • Day 418 [February 22, 2011]

    • Christchurch, New Zealand. A 6.4Mw quake followed by two less powerful shocks struck near Christchurch, New Zealand killing at least 65 people and injuring hundreds more. As many as 200 people are still trapped in the rubble as of posting, and many are missing.FIRE-EARTH Blog has been posting specific quake warning for New Zealand Region since 2008, all of which have been buried by New Zealand govt and Google.
    • Bamako, Mali. At least three dozen people were killed and more than 60 others injured in a stampede at a stadium in the Malian capital of Bamako, a report quoted officials as saying.
  • Day 419 [February 23, 2011]

    • U.K. Severe child poverty in the UK affects about 1.6 million children, a report said. “[The children] live in low income homes which are often poorly heated and where it is a struggle to pay for basics like food and clothes.”
    • New Zealand. The government has declared a national state of emergency as the death toll from Christchurch quake rose to at least 75, with up to 400 people reported as missing, reports say.
    • Poland. More people have died from extreme cold  in Poland, as night time temperatures fell to minus 20 degrees Celsius, a report said. “In February alone 29 people have frozen to death with over 200 dying of hypothermia this winter in total.”
    • Libya. More than a 1,000 people are believed to have died in the Libyan unrest, Italy’s foreign minister, Franco Frattini has said. “We believe that the estimates [of the death toll] of about 1,000 are credible.” He was reported as saying.
    • Papua New Guinea (PNG). Prolonged cholera outbreak in PNG has claimed up to 500 lives, a senior medical official has said.
  • Day 420 [February 24, 2011]

    • Christchurch, New Zealand. Police have confirmed that 98 bodies have so far been recovered from the quake rubble, with 226 people missing.
    • Bolivia and Peru. The governments of Bolivia and Peru have declared a state of emergency after massive flooding, triggered by weeks of heavy rain, hit both countries.  Floods and mudslides have destroyed homes, businesses, roads, bridges and other infrastructure, killing at least 3 people and leaving more than 10,000 people homeless.
    • Oregon, USA. President B.O. has declared six Oregon counties disaster areas following the damage caused by winter storms, reports say.
    • Ghana. About 1,400 reported cases of cholera in three of Ghana’s Regions have killed at least 34 people since October 2010, a report said.
  • Day 421 [February 25, 2011]

    • Obama’s Nightmaristan. “Afghan government investigators have told the BBC that 65 civilians, including 50 women and children, were killed in a Nato operation last week.” Said a report. killed 20 women, 29 children, and more than a dozen unarmed men. “Afghans – from President Hamid Karzai down – believe that in Kunar province, indiscriminate Nato firepower killed 20 women, 29 children, and more than a dozen unarmed men.”
    • New Mexico, USA. Albuquerque Mayor has declared the winter storm that hit New Mexico’s largest city earlier as a natural disaster, a report said.
  • Day 422 [February 26, 2011]

    • Quang Ngai, Vietnam. The province of Quang Ngai in central Vietnam has reported a major outbreak of the foot-and-month disease  with about 1,250 buffaloes, cows and pigs infected, a report said.
    • Bali, Indonesia. A rabies outbreak in Bali has claimed five more lives this week, raising the reported death toll to more than 120.
  • Day 423 [February 27, 2011]

    • Tunisia. Death toll in the Tunisian uprising has reached at least 222, including 72 prisoners killed during rioting, with more than 500  people wounded, reports say.
    • Egypt. Death toll in Egyptian uprising is 384 fatalities and 6,500 injured, the authorities say.
    • Libya. An estimated 2,000 people may have been killed in the Libyan uprising, reports say.
    • India. The number of young mothers dying shortly shortly after delivery in the city of Jodhpur’s hospitals has climbed to at least 13 in the last two weeks, reports say. “Contaminated intravenous (IV) fluid is suspected to have caused the death of these women. The Umaid Hospital administration has lodged a criminal case against the Indore-based fluid manufacturer, Parental Surgical India Pvt Ltd, and local distributor Anshul Pharma on February 23 after media highlighted the deaths.”
    • Peru. “Death toll in a bus accident in central Peru has reached to 27, as rescue teams search for more victims, said a report. At least 49 others have been injured.
  • Day 424 [February 28, 2011]

    • Bolivia. A large landslide triggered by weeks of heavy rains has destroyed at least 300 homes in La Paz, the administrative capital of Bolivia, reports say.  “Across Bolivia, weeks of heavy rains have killed at least 40 others and left more than 10,000 homeless.”
    • Bandeira do Sul, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. At least 17 people have been killed in a small Brazilian town of Bandeira do Sul after a live power cable broke and fell into a crowd of revelers at  a street party. Dozens of others have been seriously injured.

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2 Responses to “2011 Disaster Calendar – February”

  1. rodney said

    is 21 dec 2012 the cause of this?

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