Tornado Attacks Leave 100 Dead or Injured in Indonesia
Posted by feww on January 29, 2012
Up to 100 people killed or injured, thousands of home destroyed or damaged, as tornado swarm attacks Indonesia
Dozens of tornadoes have swept through 40 regencies and cities in the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali in the past few days, killing or injuring about 100 people and destroying or damaging thousands of homes.
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- Java and Bali Islands, Indonesia. Dozens of tornadoes spawned by tropical cyclone Iggy have swept through 40 regencies and cities in the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali in the past few days, killing or injuring about 100 people and destroying or damaging thousands of homes.
- Tropical Cyclone Iggy is now approaching Western Australia.
Weather systems to remember
TC IGGY in the Indian Ocean off the WA coast. (Source: MTSAT JMA). “The Monsoon trough extends from Tropical Cyclone “Iggy” in the Indian Ocean (off the WA NW coast) to a monsoon low in south-central QLD and then northeast into the Coral Sea. Extensive areas of cloud and thunderstorms associated with the active monsoon trough cover much of the tropical north of the continent.” BOM said.
- Victoria, Australia. Crimes committed by minors are soaring in Australia, with hundreds of children under the age of 10 being charged with violent offenses like rape and arson, a report said.
- “Leaked statistics – kept hidden by Victoria Police – expose 288 children investigated for 305 serious offences in the past five years.”
- “The statistics show 254 boys and 34 girls, aged nine and under, were processed for 11 sex crimes, including rape, 36 burglaries, five counts of stealing a motor vehicle, three drug possessions, or using drugs, and three counts of being armed with weapons or explosives.”
- Oakland, California.Police have arrested at least 400 demonstrators, mostly because they failed to disperse.
- Protesters have decried police tactics as illegal and threatened to sue, “saying that most of the arrests were made illegally because police failed to allow protesters to disperse,” a report said.
- “Contrary to their own policy, the OPD gave no option of leaving or instruction on how to depart. These arrests are completely illegal, and this will probably result in another class action lawsuit against the OPD,” a release from Occupy Oakland Media Committee said.
- Mayor Jean [RECALL] Quan said she wanted “a court order to keep Occupy protesters who have been arrested several times out of Oakland.” [Better still, you could try have them deported to China, Mayor Quan!]
- [NOTE: A tiny fraction of the demonstrators appeared to be professional agitators blending in for obvious reasons, observers said. Moderator]
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