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India Temple Stampede Deadlier than PHAILIN

Posted by feww on October 13, 2013

At least 60 killed in central India Hindu temple stampede

Panic broke out as tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims tried to cross a bridge on the Sindh river on the way to Ratangarh temple in central India’s Madhya Pradesh state, said a report.

At least 115 people were killed and more than 110 others injured in the stampede, which left the victims “flattened to the ground in the midst of the melee,” said an eye witness.

“Most of the victims were killed in the stampede, while others drowned after jumping off the bridge,” said a report.

“The narrow bridge is about 500m long, and had only recently been rebuilt following another stampede in 2007.”

Hundreds of pilgrims have been killed at various Hindu festivals in India over the past five years.

Meantime, death toll from storm PHAILIN reached at least 14, as of posting.

Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Washington, USA: Hundreds of college students clash with police

Hundreds of college students rioted in Bellingham, Washington state, after police broke up a large party late Saturday, early Sunday and tried to disperse the revelers using pepper spray.

The students responded by throwing bottles and other projectiles at police, as they occupied an intersection and refused to disperse.

“There was drinking, it became disorderly and pretty much an out and out riot,” a police officer told AP.

At least two dozen students were arrested, said reports.

Bellingham, located about 120km north of Seattle, is home to Western Washington University.

Greece: Greek authorities on Alert after M6.4 quake

Greek authorities were put on alert on Saturday for the next two days after a magnitude 6.4 quake struck in the Aegean Sea off the western coast of Crete, about 30km W of Platanos.

Centered at 35.487°N, 23.261°E, the quake occurred at a depth of about 36.2km, reported USGS/EHP.

The authorities are uncertain weather the quake was a mainshock or a foreshock, with a larger event looming.

“We will have to wait and see what happens over a 48-hour course. It has been proved that if nothing big happens within the first two days after a big tremor, there is about 85 percent possibility that this was the main quake,” Professor Costas Makropoulos, Director of the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens National Observatory said.

Large earthquakes throughout the Mediterranean region have also been known to produce significant and damaging tsunamis. One of the more prominent historical earthquakes within the region is the Lisbon earthquake of November 1, 1755, whose magnitude has been estimated from non-instrumental data to be about 8.0. The 1755 Lisbon earthquake is thought to have occurred within or near the Azores-Gibraltar transform fault, which defines the boundary between the African and Eurasian plates off the west coast of Morocco and Portugal. The earthquake is notable for both a large death toll of approximately 60,000 people and for generating a tsunami that swept up the Portuguese coast inundating coastal villages and Lisbon. An earthquake of approximately M8.0 near Sicily in 1693 generated a large tsunami wave that destroyed numerous towns along Sicily’s east coast. The M7.2 December 28, 1908 Messina earthquake is the deadliest documented European earthquake. The combination of severe ground shaking and a local tsunami caused an estimated 60,000 to 120,000 fatalities. —USGS/EHP.

March Against Monsanto: Global march to raise awareness about GMO food products

Thousands of activists from around the world Marched against Monsanto on Saturday, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals, said March Against Monsanto (MAM).

Marches  occurred on six continents, in 52 countries, with events held in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches occurred in 47 states, said MAM.

More events to follow…

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Philippines declares national calamity

Posted by feww on December 20, 2011

Philippine President declares national calamity amid mounting storm tolls

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity following the devastation caused by flash floods and landslides as typhoon WASHI swept through Mindanao and Negros islands, killing about 1,000 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – December 20

[December 20, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,548 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Philippines. Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity following the devastation caused by flash floods and land slides as typhoon WASHI swept through Mindanao island, killing about 1,000 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless.
    • The government has simply no way of knowing how many people are still missing.
    • “We’ve lost count for those still missing,” disaster managment chief Benito Ramos said earlier.
    • About 340,000 people in 13 provinces have been  affected by the disaster inducing at least 43,000 still in evacuation centers, the disaster agency said.
    • At least 10,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed by Typhoon WASHI and the ensuing flash floods.
    • Dozens of roads and bridges as well as schools and other infrastructure have also been severely damaged or destroyed.

Other Global Disaster

  • Moscow, Russia. A snowstorm and a sudden drop of temperature in the Moscow region has resulted in multiple car crashes leaving at least 10 people dead and dozens of others hospitalized, a report said.
  • India. The official death toll from cold snaps in northern India has climbed to 39 as intense cold swept through the region claiming 11 more lives, reports said.
    • The worst hit states are Uttar Pradesh. Punjab and Haryana.
    • Cold weather is forecast to continue for at least a week, meteorologists said.

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Floods Kill Hundreds in Thailand, India and Cambodia

Posted by feww on September 26, 2011

Millions of acres of crops destroyed in SEA and India floods

“Twenty-three provinces in the lower north and central Thailand are under water and nearly 2 million people have been affected by severe floods and heavy rain,” Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said.


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Disaster Calendar 2011 – September 26

[September 26, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,633 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Thailand. Severe flooding has killed about 160 people in Thailand since late July and submerged more than 2 million acres of farmland.
    • Flood warnings have been issued in 39 other provinces, mostly in central and northeast Thailand, as a heavy monsoon season continues into October.
  • Cambodia. Floods have claimed at least 97 lives in Cambodia and inundated about half a million acres of rice paddies and 63,000 homes, affecting up to a million peop0le.
  • India. Widespread flooding has affected at least 2 million people in Indian states of Bihar, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh, killing more than 100 people.
    • Heavy monsoon rains have been pummeling parts of India for the past two weeks.
    • As water levels of major rivers including Ganges, Gomti and Sone continue to rise, tens of thousands of people flee their homes to seek shelter in higher grounds.

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